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What is the difference between a proper and a common noun?
A proper noun names a particular person, place, thing, or idea. A common noun is the general name of a person, place, thing, or idea.
Examples of proper and common nouns are Chad Michael Murray/actor, France/country, "The Catcher in the Rye"/book, and the colonial times in America/era.
What is the difference between a singular and a plural noun?
A singluar noun names one person, place, thing, or idea and a plural noun names more than one.
Examples of singular and plural nouns are child/children, game/games, and sky/skies.
What is the difference between a personal pronoun and a possessive pronoun?
A personal pronoun refers to a specific place or thing and a possessive pronoun indicates possession or ownership.
Examples of personal pronouns are I/me, you, he/she, him/her, we, us, they, and them. Examples of possessive pronouns are my/mine, your(s), his, her(s), its, our(s), and their(s).
What is the difference between a reflexive pronoun and a intensive pronoun?
A reflexive pronoun goes with a verb you do to yourself. An intensive pronoun is the same as a reflexive pronoun except it follows a personal pronoun.
Examples of reflexive and intensive pronouns are myself, yourself, him/herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, and themselves.
What is the difference between an interrogative pronoun and a relative pronoun?
An interrogative pronoun is used to form a question and a relative pronoun is used to begin certain subject-verb word groups.
Examples of interrogative pronouns are who, whom, whose, what, and which. Examples of relative pronouns are the above pronouns and that, whatever, whoever, whichever, and whomever.
What is the difference between a demonstrative pronoun and an indefinite pronoun?
A demonstrative pronoun points out specific nouns. An indefinite pronoun refers to nouns in a more general way.
Examples of demonstrative pronouns are this, these, that, and those. Examples of indefinite pronouns are any, enough, most, other, and some.
What is the difference between a transitive verb and an intransitive verb?
A transitive verb is an action verb that is followed by a word or words that answer the question whom or what. An intransitive verb is an action verb that is not followed by a word or words that answer the question whom or what.
"My brother plays on the weekend" is an example of a sentence with a transitive verb. "My brother plays soccer on the weekend" is an example of a sentence with an intransitive verb.
What is a linking verb?
A linking verb links/joins the subject of a sentence with a word/expression that identifies/describes the subject.
Examples of linking verbs are am, is, are, was, were, be, been. Others are feel, look, seem, become, and grow.
What is a verb phrase?
A verb phrase consists of a main verb and all its auxilliary, or helping, verbs.
Examples of verb phrases are "They are going" and "She should be arriving". Examples of auxilliary verbs are can, might, will, should, and do.
What is the difference between an adjective and a proper adjective?
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or pronoun. A proper adjective comes from a proper noun and is capitalized.
Examples of adjectives are purple, seven, bright, squishy, and bootylicious (just kidding about that last one).
What is an adverb?
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb.
Examples of adverbs are happily, there, quietly, never, and completely.
What are positive, comparitive, and superlative adverbs?
These adverbs indicate degrees of comparison.
A positive adverb is fast, a comparitive adverb is faster, and a superlative adverb is fastest. Others are well/better/best and neatly/more neatly/most neatly.
What is the difference between a preposition and a compound preposition?
A preposition is a word that shows the relationship of a (pro)noun to a differnt word in the sentence. A compound preposition is a preposition made up of more than one word.
Examples of prepositions are after, beside, for, like, over, and until. Examples of compound prepositions are according to, aside from, and by means of.
What is the difference between a coordinating conjunction and a correlative conjunction?
A coordinating conjunction joins words or groups of words that have equal grammatical weight in a sentence. Correlative conjunctions work in pairs to join words or groups of words that have equal grammatical weight in a sentence.
Examples of coordinating conjunctions are and, but, or, nor, for, so, and yet. Examples of correlative conjunctions are both...and, just as...so, and not only...but also.
What is the difference between a subordinating conjunction and an interjection?
A subordinating conjunction joins 2 ideas so that one is grammatically dependent on the other. An interjection is a word that expresses emotion or exclamation.
Examples of subordinating conjunctions are as, so, because, unless, and while. Examples of interjections are wow, oops, and hooray.