In part one of our series on grammar, we get back to basics with a lesson on the parts of speech.

By Nicole Blanchett Neheli, Executive Video Editor

Grammar. Whether you love it or hate it, you need to use it effectively to be a good journalist.

In this first in a five-part series of open-source learning videos created in partnership with Ryerson University and Sheridan College, journalism professors Lisa Taylor and Nicole Blanchett Neheli get back to basics with a lesson on the parts of speech, with the help of some great quotes from everyone’s favourite anchorman, Ron Burgundy.

There’s even a built-in quiz at the end to test your own knowledge, or that you can use in your classroom as an assessment tool.

Don’t be afraid—it’s just grammar.

Watch the video by clicking on the large image above.

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