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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative

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

3. Verbal acting like a noun

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

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

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

7. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

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

9. Sentence - Clause - Phrase

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

21. 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

22. Renames or describes the direct object

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

24. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb

25. 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

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

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

28. Clause contains a subject and a verb - AND it can stand alone

29. Subjective - Objective - Possessive

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

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

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

33. Renames subject

34. Renames a noun

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

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

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

38. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma

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

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

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

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

43. Verb used as a command

44. Describes subject

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

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

47. A verb used to state a fact or ask a question

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

49. 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)

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