Glossary of Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions,Conjunctions

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What is an interjection?a word that expresses emotion and has no grammatical relation to other words in the sentence,
word that expresses emotion and has no grammatical relation to other words in the sentence, e.g., Ouch!
What is an adverb?
Word that modifies:
a verb e.g., She ran quickly.
an adjective, e.g., She is rather busy, or another adverb, e.g. She ran very quickly.
What punctuation is used with an interjection?
an exclamation point with strong feeling, e.g., Watch out! or a comma with mild feeling, e.g., Oh, I don't know...
What is the most common linking verb?
"to be"
Name 5 correlative conjunctions.
not only ...but also
What are some forms of the verb "to be"?
am, is,are, was, were, will be, could have been, should have been, etc.
Name 8 coordinating conjunctions.
and, but, or, for, nor, so, yet, ;
What is an adjective?
Word that modifies a noun or pronoun.
Which verbs can be linking verbs but are NOT part of the verb to be?
look, sound, taste, smell, feel, seem, stay, become, remain, appear, grow etc.
What are two positions for adjectives?
1. in front of the word it modifies, e.g., tall girl
2. after a linking verb but modifying the subject (predicate adjective)e.g., She is pretty.
What four questions do adverbs answer about the words they modify?
when, where, how, or how much (to what extent)
when? tomorrow
where? home
how? slowly
how much? thoroughly
Name 9 compound prepositions.
in addition, in front of, instead of, prior to, on account of, in spite of, according to, by means of, because of
What 3 questions do adjectives answer about the words they modify?
which one
what kind,
how many.
What is a preposition?
word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence e.g., the flower is IN the vase.
What is a verb?
A word that expresses action, e.g., The girl kicked the ball, or a state of being, e.g., The doctor is intelligent.
Name the last 7 prepositions.
until, unto, up, upon, with, within, without
What is a transitive verb?
an action verb that has a direct object (answers the question "what")
Name 10 prepositions beginning with the letter "a".
about, above, across, after, against, along, amid, among, around, at
What is an intransitive verb?
an action verb that does not have an object ( no answer to "what") e.g., She rested.
What punctuation should be used between adjectives in a series?
when the adjectives in a series can be reversed, use a comma e.g., the friendly, happy child
When reversing them would not sound correct, don't use a comma e.g., the main post office (One wouldn't say " the post main office, so no comma between the adjectives.)
What is a conjunction?
word that joins words e.g., Jill and Mark, or groups of words, e.g., over the river and through the woods.
What is a linking verb?
a verb that makes an equation between the subject and a word in the predicate. e.g., Gina is a teacher--Gina = teacher.
Name 11 more prepositions?
concerning, down, during, except, for, from,in, into, like, of, off
Name 10 more prepositions.
on, over, past, since, through, throughout, to, toward, under, underneath
Name 10 prepositions beginning with the letter "b".
before, behind, below, beneath, beside, besides, between, beyond, but (meaning "except), by

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