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30 Cards in this Set

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Accusative Case
Form of a pronoun showing that the pronoun is the object of a verb or preposition (objective case)
Word used to modify a nound, pronoun, or verbal
Adjective Clause
Subordinate clause used as adjective: Everyone WHO APPROVES should vote for him.
Adjective Phrase
Phrase used as an adjective: The wonam IN THE RED DRESS is beautiful.
Word or words used to modify a verb, berbal, adjective, adverb, or entire clause or sentence
Adverbial Clause
Subordinate clause used as adverb: John left WHENEVER HE FELT LIKE IT.
Adverbial Phrase
Phrase used as adverb: She sent her son TO THE STORE.
Word or words to which a pronoun refers
Placement of a noun or noun substitute next to another to explain or identify it: New York, THE EMPIRE STATE
A, AN, and THE are articles. Their function is to modify a noun or noun substitute.
Auxiliary Verb
Verb used with other verbs to form tense or voice: We SHOULD go to the movies. He WAS slaughtered.
Form of a noun or pronoun that shows function. The Three cases are Nominative (subjective), Genitive (possessive), and Accusative (objective).
Group of words containing a subject and verb. Either dependent or independent
Collective Noun
A noun that appears to be singular fut refers to a group: The Class
Inflection of adverbs or adjective to show degrees of quality or amount. Absolute: GOOD, Comparative: BETTER, Superlative: BEST
Noun or adjective used to complete the meaning of a copulative verb. Fred is SICK. Norma is an OPERA STAR.
Complex Sentence
Sentence containing one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.
Compound Sentence
Sentence containing two or more independent clauses.
Word or words used to join words, phrases, or cluses. Coordinating conjunction joins elements of equal value. Subordinating conjuction joins dependent clauses to independent clauses.
Conjunctive Adverb
Adverb used as a conjunction. Most common examples are: HOWEVER, THUS, and THEREFORE.
Of equal grammatical or syntactical importance: two such nound, phrases, cluases, etc.
Copulative Verb
Verb that links a subject and its complement. Also known as a linking verb.
Demonstrative Adjective
Adjective that indicates a particular noun or pronoun: THIS hat, THAT coat.
Demonstrative Pronoun
Pronoun that specifies a particular referent: THIS is what I want, THAT is too much.
Descriptive Adjective
Adjective that names the condition or quality or noun it modifies: GREEN trees, WRECKED cars
Direct Address
Construction in which the writer addresses the reader directly: Dan, hand me the case.
Direct Object
Word or words that receive the action of a verb: The speaker hit the TABLE.
Genitive Case
Form of a noun or pronoun used to show possession: WOMEN'S (Possessive Case)
-ING form of a verb used as a noun or performing a noun function. SWIMMING is fun.
Imperative Mood
Verb construction used in giving commands. The subject of the verb is usually lacking: Go home!