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Grammar Fundamentals

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

2. Tells to whom - for whom the action of the verb is done. Ex. "Claire threw JOSEPH the ball"

3. Verbal acting like a noun

4. Point of view presents the events of the story from a narrator's point of view (he - she - it - they - them - their - her - his - or character's names are used)

5. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound

6. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative

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

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

9. Sentence - Clause - Phrase

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

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

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

13. A sentence that makes a command

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

15. Sentence where independent clauses are joined incorrectly - Comma splice - I ate he slept. (Need semi-colon!)

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

17. includes all linking verbs and any action verbs that do not take an object; example: My friends CRIED - (his shoulder felt sore... 'sore' is a predicate adjective - not a direct object)

18. A phase that is related to a sentence in meaning though it has no grammatical relationship to the sentence.

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

20. A word that expresses action or a state of being

21. (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

22. 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.

23. Can be subject - do - io - oc - obj. of preposition - appositive or predicate noun

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

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

26. Part of a sentence; usually missing a predicate or a subject

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

28. Word or phrase that shows strong emotion or surprise (whoa - look - ah)

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

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

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

32. An expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence

33. 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

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

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

36. 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.

37. Renames or describes the direct object

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

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

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

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

42. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

43. The narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said - using the personal pronoun "you." This point of view is rare.

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

45. A sentence that has one independent clause

46. Prepositions function as ___or ___

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

48. 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.)

49. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.

50. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma