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Grammar Fundamentals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. A sentence that communicate a strong emotion or surprise

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

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

12. Verb used as a command

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

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

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

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

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

18. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb

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

20. 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

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

22. 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)

23. A sentence that makes a command

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

25. Renames or describes the direct object

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

27. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

28. Renames a noun

29. 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.)

30. A person - place - thing - animal - action - or quality

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

32. Describes subject

33. Prepositions function as ___or ___

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

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

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

37. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma

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

39. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound

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

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

42. Sentence - Clause - Phrase

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

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

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

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

47. 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.

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

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

50. Renames subject