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What is a coordinating conjunction?


List the 7 F A N B O Y S
They join equal elements, such as 2 independent clauses.


for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
Define a dependent clause
A clause that must be joined to an independent clause to make a complete sentence.

Also called subordinate
Describe an independent clause.
A clause that can by itself be a sentence.
Define a phrase.
A group of 2 or more related words that functions as a single part of speech. A phrase lacks a subject and/or predicate, so it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence or form a clause.
Define a clause.
A group of words that ALWAYS has a subject and a predicate.
What is a helping verb.

Give an example.
A helping verb shows time, condition or circumstance of a verb.


may, must, can, will
What is a verb?
A verb shows action or linds the subjects to another word.
What are the forms of become?
seem
look
appear
smell
taste
feel
sound
grow
remain
Name the forms of be.
am
is
are
was
were
be
being
been
Name an example of future verb tense.
I will walk

We will walk

They will walk
Name an example of verb tense past.
we walked

you walked

they walked
Give an example of verb tense present.
I walk

we walk

they walk
Name the categories of nouns
proper
common
concrete/tangible
abstract/intangible
collective (group)
What is a pronoun?
A pronoun takes the place of a noun. It must have an anticedent or it becomes a faulty pronoun reference.
What is a gerund.
a verb that ends in "ing"
Name the types of pronouns.
personal - I, me, he
reflexive/intensive - refers to self
indefinite - some, all, many
intensive - adds intensity
relative - who, which, that
demonstrative - to point - this one, that one
interrogative - who, which, what
What is an infinitive verbal?
Begins with "to" and does not express the time of the action.
What is an imperative?
When the subject is understood to be you.
Name the articles, or noun markers.
a
an
the