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What are nouns?
Person, place, thing, or idea.
Example: 'Boy', 'house', 'water', 'town', 'religion', 'despair'
*Nouns are used as the subjects of sentences and as the objects of verbs and prepositions.
What are adverbs?
Adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They specify in what manner, when, where, and how much.
Example: The child screamed 'loudly' as the doctor prepared an injection.
It is 'much' later than I thought.
What are verbs?
words that show action or state of being, and it also indicates the time of action or being.
Example: He "waived" his right to appeal (past)
I 'need' your report now (present)
You 'will enjoy' your trip to Norway (future)
What are pronouns?
words that can take the place of a noun.
Example: John called 'his' mother as soon as 'he' returned from work. The cat sat by 'her' dish, waiting to be fed.
What are proper-nouns?
Proper nouns refer to particular places, persons, objects, ideas, etc.
Example: 'George', the 'White House', 'Yokohama Christian Science'.
What are prepositions?
Prepositions are words that create a relationship between other words. Example: The dog came bounding 'into' the room.
He parked 'behind' the truck.
'In' this instance, I believe you are mistaken.
*Prepositions often deal with space and time*
Example: 'above', 'by', 'over', 'before', 'after', 'since'.
**When used with a verb, the combination of verb and preposition usually has a meaning from the verb alone.
Example: They 'laughed' at the very idea
I must 'look into' the proposal before I decide.
Have you 'come to' any conclusion?