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

3. A sentence that communicate a strong emotion or surprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound

16. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb

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

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

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

20. Verbal acting like a noun

21. Describes subject

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

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

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

25. (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

26. Renames or describes the direct object

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

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

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

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

31. Renames a noun

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

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

34. 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."

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

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

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

38. 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

39. 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)

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

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

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

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

44. Tells what the subject is or does

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

46. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

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

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

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

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