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Noun:
: word or group of words that names a person, place thing, or idea.
Common Noun:
: the general, not the particular name of a person, place, or a thing
(e.g. nurse, hospital, syringe)
Proper Noun:
: the official name of a person, place, or a thing. Proper nouns are capitalized.
(e.g. Susan, Houston)
Abstract Noun:
: the name of a quality or a general idea.
(e.g. persistence, democracy)
Collective Noun:
: a noun that represents a group of persons, animals, or things.
(e.g. family, flock, furniture)
Pronoun:
: a word that takes the place of a noun, another pronoun, or a group of words acting as a noun. (e.g. their)
Personal Pronoun:
: refers to a specific person, place, thing, or idea by indicating the person speaking (e.g. we, you, them)
Possessive Pronoun:
: a forn of personal pronoun that shows posession or ownership.
(e.g. my, mine, his, hers)
Adjective:
: word, phrase, or clause that modifies a noun or pronoun.
(e.g. hard, three, many)
Verb:
: word or phrase that is used to express an action or a state of being.
(e.g. works, worked, will work)
Adverb:
: word, phrase, or clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
(e.g. quite)
Preposition:
: shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentance
(e.g. as, at, before, on, off)
Conjuction:
: joins words, phrases, or clauses.
(e.g. and, but, or, so, nor, yet)
Interjection:
: word or phrase that expresses emotion or exclamation.
(e.g. yikes, whew)
Clause:
: a group of words that has a subject and a predicate.
Independent Clause:
: expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentance.
(e.g. The professor distributed the examinations....)
Dependent Clause:
: does not express a complete thought and therefore cannot stand alone as a sentance.
(e.g As soon as the students were seated.....
Direct Object:
: the person or thing thta is directly affected by the action of the verb.
(answers what, whom after the transitive verb)
Indirect Object:
: the person or thing that is indirectly affected by the action of the verb.
Phrase:
: a group of two or more words that acts as a single part of speech in a sentance.
Predicate:
: part of the sentance that tells what the subject does or what is done to the subject.
Predicate Adjective:
: an adjective that follows a linking verb and helps to explain the subject.
Predicate Nominative:
: a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and helps to explain the subject.
Sentence:
: a group of words that expresses a complete thought.
Subject:
: a word, phrase, or clause that names whom or what the sentance is about.
Subject-Verb Agreement:
: subject must agree with its verb in number.
Comma in a Compound Sentence:
: a sentance that has two or more independent clauses. (two stand alone statements)
Run-On Sentance:
: occurs when two or more complete sentences are written as though they were one sentence.