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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Verbal acting like a noun

2. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound

3. Verb used as a command

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

5. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration

6. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb

7. Renames subject

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

9. A sentence that communicate a strong emotion or surprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. 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."

18. 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

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

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

21. 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)

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

23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. Subjective - Objective - Possessive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma

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

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

42. (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

43. Renames or describes the direct object

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

45. A sentence that has one independent clause

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

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

48. Prepositions function as ___or ___

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

50. Renames a noun