Vocabulary and Grammar

Estimated Time: 1 hour


As you are reading, look for these vocabulary words.

Chapter 1

  • desolate
  • contrivance
  • ante-bellum
  • procured
  • fervently
  • agitate
  • straits
  • Providence
  • imbibed
  • pervade
  • abode

Chapter 2

  • denote
  • tedious
  • motley

Chapter 3

  • pretentious
  • sloven
  • slipshod
  • implicitly
  • despondency

Chapter 4

  • economized
  • articulation

Vocabulary Flashcards and Quiz

Practice your vocabulary words using the [Flashcards], [Learn], and [Match] options below from Quizlet. You can choose a different study mode by clicking the drop-down menu in the lower right of the box below. Save the [Test] section for later.


Practice spelling the vocabulary words using Quizlet.



  • Read Rules 1, 2, 3a, 3b and 3c at the link below.
  • You will apply these rules to correcting two passages in the "Show What you Know" section.

Commas | Punctuation Rules

Watch this video regarding rule 3.