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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. A verb used to state a fact or ask a question






2. An adjective used to compare two items; example: Today is HOTTER than yesterday. (Usually uses -er)






3. A group of words (usually two) that functions as a single part of speech






4. A verb that requires a direct object to complete its meaning: they WASHED their new car.






5. An uncommon construction used to express with exactitude how a verb usage is to be interpreted






6. Names a person - place - or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses






7. Pronoun that asks a question; examples: who - whom - whose - what - which






8. Tells that something will happen in the future; uses WILL with the verb; example: Dena WILL LAUGH at the jokes






9. The point of view in which the narrator is a character in the story - using words like I we - and us






10. A phrase beginning with a verb that describes the subject - e.g. Walking home from school - River Tam stopped by the store and bought candy.






11. Renames subject






12. A sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses - often joined by one or more conjunctions.






13. Words that show the relationship of dependent clause to the independent clause - e.g. as if than or as though once when






14. Answer these 5 questions - how - when - where - why - how often - and NOT






15. The word - phrase - or clause referred to by a pronoun.






16. Is - seem - are - was - were - be - been - get - stay -become






17. Verbal acting like a noun






18. An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").






19. A word or group of words that can function as a noun






20. Describes subject






21. Verb used as a command






22. A phrase consisting of a preposition - a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of the preposition - and any modifiers






23. Renames a noun






24. A sentence in which the subject performs the action. (George built this house.)






25. Subordinating conjunction (He asked that she go.) - Relative pronoun (He took the test that was hard.) - Demonstrative pronoun (That was hard.) - Demonstrative adjective (That test was hard.) - Adverb (The test wasn't that bad.)






26. Takes the place of a noun or nouns; they show number and gender; example: singular: I - me - my - mine - you - your - yours - he - him - his - she - her - hers - it - its / plural: we - us - our - ours - you - your - yours - they - them - their - the






27. Noun - Pronoun - Adjective - Adverb - Verb - Conjunction - Preposition - Article - Interjection - Expletive - Verbal






28. When the action begins in the past and is completed in the past (I had hoped to be finished by November.)






29. Sentence - Clause - Phrase






30. S - shape - C - color - R - race - A - age - M - material - These are not separated by commas






31. Describes a noun or pronoun on its own terms - without comparing it to anything else. example: This is a HOT day.






32. 'To be' + present participle (ing)






33. Personal - Relative - Indefinite - Demonstrative -Reflexive - Intensive - Interrogative - Reciprocal






34. Does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence - even though it has a subject and a verb - e.g. ...because she is funny






35. A sentence that asks a question--- "Why do I have to wash my hands ?"






36. The _____ of a sentence receives the action of the verb






37. Verb whose past and past participle are formed by adding -ed or -d to the present - E.g. play-played- - like-liked






38. Subjective - Objective - Possessive






39. A ___________ has one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.






40. Tells what the subject is or does






41. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative






42. A noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things






43. Any group of words that is missing either a Subject or a Verb.






44. A sentence that communicate a strong emotion or surprise






45. A word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun - answer these 3 questions: which one - how many - what kind - e.g. articles






46. Tells whom or what the sentence is about - the person place or thing doing the verb






47. (Stands for a noun) I - me - mine - you - your - he - him - his - she - her - hers - it - its - we - us - our/ours - they - them - their/theirs






48. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb






49. A pronoun that points to or identifies a noun without explicitly naming it - This - that - these - those






50. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound