Principal Clauses And Principal Clauses

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Register to read the introduction… The noun following the verb to be is called the complement. Examples: I am a man. This is the question. CLAUSE There are two kinds of clauses: principal (or main) clauses, and subordinate (or dependent) clauses. Principal Clauses A group of words which includes a subject and a finite verb and makes a complete statement. Examples: I am a man. The house stands on the hill. When I come home, I will let the cat in.

The following are not principal clauses because they do not make a complete statement which can stand by itself: Which is a problem That the house is standing on the hill When I come home The house which stands on the hill Subordinate Clause A group of words which includes a finite or non-finite verb but does not make a statement which stands by itself. Examples: As soon as the Green Knight entered the room all were astounded. He said that the Green Knight was really orange. The house, which stands on the hill, is empty.

Subordinate clauses can be classified according to their function: Adverbial Clause Example: As soon as the Green Knight entered the room, all were
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She is a growing child.

The past participle is used in constructions like: I have walked. She has grown. It has developed into a major argument. 8

This form is often the same in PE as the past tense (cf. I walked) but not always (cf. I grew). This also appears as an adjective: A grown man ADVERB An adverb modifies a verb; it indicates how the action of a verb is carried out. Examples: The house stands firmly. She speaks well. He dresses beautifully.

It can also modify an adjective or another adverb. The house is very firm. She answered most considerately. PREPOSITION A preposition connects a noun (with or without an article) or a pronoun to some other word. Prepositions are the "little words of English". Examples: It stands on hills. The swagman jumped into the billabong. England is over the sea. She told the good news to him.

ADJECTIVE An adjective qualifies a noun; it describes the attributes of a noun. Examples: PRONOUN Pronouns take the place of nouns. Examples: It stands on the hill. I see myself. The house which stands on the hill overlooks the plain. That stands on the hill. What stands on the hill? The house stands on the high hill. Precious purple prose provokes profound

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