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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Tells what the subject is or does






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






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






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






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






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






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






8. 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






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






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






11. Renames subject






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






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






14. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative






15. A ____________ has two or more independent clauses connected with a comma and a coordinating conjunction - or a semi-colon.






16. Phrases - Clauses - Objects (Direct and indirect) - Object of prepositions - Subject - Predicate






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






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






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






20. A word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g. "wearing a ball gown" in the sentence - "She sat on the lap of a fat man wearing a ball gown."






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






22. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb






23. Is - am - was - were - can - may - will - were - did - does






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






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






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






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






28. Subjective - Objective - Possessive






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






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






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






32. (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






33. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma






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






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






36. 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






37. 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)






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






39. Prepositions function as ___or ___






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






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






42. 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






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






44. 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






45. When noun or pronoun is the subject of the verb






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






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






48. A sentence that has one independent clause






49. Verb used as a command






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