Flashcards in Grammar Deck (18):
What are the 8 parts of speech?
Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections
Word or group of words that names a person, place thing, or idea
the general, not the particular name of a person, place or things. EX nurse, hospital, syringe
the official name of a person, place or thing. (Fred, Paris, Washington University) Are always capitalized
Name of a quality or general idea EX: persistence, democracy
Represents a group of persons, animals or things EX Family, flock, furniture.
word that takes the place of a noun, another pronoun, or a group of words acting as a noun.
The word or group of words to which a pronoun refers
Shows possession or ownership
EX: That is MY book
A word, phrase, or clause that modified a noun or pronoun. Answers the question what kind, which one, how many, or how much.
A type of verb form that functions as an adjective usually ending in -ing or -ed
Word or phrase that is used to express an action or state of being. use three tenses present, past, and future
link or join the subject to the noun, pronoun, or predicate adjective ( am, is, are, was, were, being, been)
They do not show action
sometimes relate to the 5 senses (look, sound, smell, feel, taste)
Sometimes reflect a state of being (appear, seem, grow, turn, prove, remain)
Examples of proper verb usage
It is important that Vanessa SEND her resume immediately
I wish I WERE that smart
If I were you, I'd leave now.
Word, phrase, or clause that modified a verb, adjective, or another adverb
Examples of Adverbs
Modified a Verb: The physician operates QUICKLY
Modified an Adjective: The use wears VERY colorful uniforms
Modified another Adverb: The student scored QUITE badly on the test.
A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence. A compound preposition is a preposition that is made up of more than one word. A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or a pronoun which is called the OBJECT of the preposition