Flashcards in English: Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections Deck (26)
Define an Action verb:
a word expressing action
Define a Linking verb:
expresses a state of being and connects subjects to words
Common Linking Verbs:
Be, Am, Is, Are, Was, Were, Been
Forms of the Verb 'Be':
am, are, has been, had been, shall be, would have been
Define a Helping Verb:
Helps the main verb express action
List some Helping Verbs:
can, could, has, might, are
Define a Verb Phrase:
consists of 1+ main verb and/or more helping verbs
Define a Transitive Verb:
a verb that expresses action directed at an object
Define an Intransitive Verb:
a verb that has no object
Because Linking Verbs do not have objects, they are automatically ______
Objects are always in what direction to the verb?
to the right
An Adverb modifies...
a verb, adjective, or another adverb
Adverbs describe what?
Where, When, How, How long/often
To what extent
Adverbs appear where in the sentence?
When an adverb modifies a verb phrase, it frequently comes in the _____ of the phrase
Define a Preposition:
a word that shows relation of a noun/pronoun to another word
aboard, about, above, at, before, of, off, on, up to, up
What PoS Object does a Preposition have?
Define a Prepositional Phrase..
a preposition, it's object, and modifier
How to tell if a word is an Adjective or Adverb?
Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs
Adjectives describe nouns and pronouns
Define a conjunction:
a word that joins a word/word group
Define a Coordinating Conjunction:
a conjunctions that joins word in the same way
Define a Correlative Conjunction:
pairs of conjunctions that join words/word groups with one at the beginning and end of the sentence (both...and)
If the word 'for' has a comma before it, what PoS is it?