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Glossary of Basic GUM Information

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What is persuasion?
Persuasion is used to convince someone to do something or to convince someone to believe a certain way.
What is an interrogative sentence?
An interrogative sentence is one that asks a question.
What is a compound sentence?
A compound sentences contains two complete sentences joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction.
What are the FANBOYS?
FANBOYS is an acronym for "for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so".
What is a verb?
A verb shows action in a sentence or shows a state of being.
What is a pronoun?
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a direct name of a person, place, or thing.
What is a noun?
A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
What is an adverb?
An adverb modifies a verb.
What is a sentence?
A sentence contains a subject and a predicate.
What is an adjective?
An adjective modifies a noun.
What is a personal narrative?
A personal narrative is told by an individual about his or her life.
If a sentence contains two sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction, what is placed before the coordinating conjunction?
A comma is placed before the coordinating conjunction.
What is another name for the "FANBOYS"?
Another name for the "FANBOYS" is coordinating conjunctions.

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