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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Takes the place of a noun and begins with a capitol letter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Describes subject

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

13. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. 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)

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

26. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative

27. Verbal acting like a noun

28. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

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

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

31. 'To be' + present participle (ing)

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

33. Prepositions function as ___or ___

34. Renames a noun

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

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

37. 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.)

38. (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

39. 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

40. Verb used as a command

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

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

43. A sentence that has one independent clause

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

45. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound

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

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

48. A sentence that communicate a strong emotion or surprise

49. 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

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