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Grammar Fundamentals

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1. There are two main types of ______ - pronoun reference - pronoun number singular or plural.

2. Sentence - Clause - Phrase

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

4. A noun that cannot be made plural via changing the ending - usually by adding "s"

5. A pronoun that does not refer to a specific - person - place - thing - or idea; examples: everyone - everything - everybody - anybody - many - most - few - each - some - someone - all - nothing - nobody - and no one

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

7. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

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

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

10. Must place your word next to the one you're modifying

11. A noun that can be made plural via changing the ending - usually by adding "s"

12. Any one of a group of persons - places - things - or ideas and is generally not capitalized

13. Would - Could - Should - May - Might - Must

14. Subjective - Objective - Possessive

15. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound

16. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma

17. The part of the sentence about which something is said or the person - place - or thing that does the action

18. 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.

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

20. A word that begins a subordinate clause and relates it to another idea in the sentence: that - which - who - whom - whose

21. A clause that functions as an adjective and usually begins with a relative pronoun that is often omitted

22. 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.)

23. It is supposed to be absolutely clear who is being referred to by a pronoun. If you cannot tell who a pronoun is referring to it is ambiguous and must be fixed.

24. Describes subject

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

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

27. When a noun or pronoun is the direct object - indirect object or object of a preposition

28. Renames subject

29. Used to show the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence. Examples: in - under - near - behind - to - from - over

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

31. This error occurs when the number singular or plural pronoun does not match the subject is that they are replacing.

32. Is the noun or pronoun that follows the preposition; example: The sands of the BEACH were white.

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

34. Renames or describes the direct object

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

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

37. Names a quality of mental concept; intangible idea - feeling - quality - or characteristic: loyalty - curiosity - health - grace - sweetness

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

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

40. A sentence that has one independent clause

41. An infinitive with an adverb between 'to' and the verb (e.g. - 'to boldly go')

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

43. A sentence that makes a command

44. Verb used as a command

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

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

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

48. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb

49. A form of a verb that generally appears with the word 'to' and acts as a noun - adjective - or adverb

50. Takes the place of a noun and begins with a capitol letter