This will be the first in a series of posts that will cover the basics of English grammar, usage, mechanics, and idiom. The idea is to give you a foundation to build on as well as the vocabulary you need to understand more complex ideas. For example, if you don’t know the difference between a participial phrase and a prepositional phrase, how are you supposed to know when they are used correctly?
All of the posts in this series will focus on what you need to know for the sentence correct questions on the GMAT – only what you need for the GMAT. Let’s start with parts of speech.