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Glossary of English Parts of Speech (Very Hard)

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What is the difference between a proper and a common noun?
A proper noun names a particular person, place, thing, or idea. A common noun is the general name of a person, place, thing, or idea.
What is the difference between a singular and a plural noun?
A singluar noun names one person, place, thing, or idea and a plural noun names more than one.
What is the difference between a personal pronoun and a possessive pronoun?
A personal pronoun refers to a specific place or thing and a possessive pronoun indicates possession or ownership.
What is the difference between a reflexive pronoun and a intensive pronoun?
A reflexive pronoun goes with a verb you do to yourself. An intensive pronoun is the same as a reflexive pronoun except it follows a personal pronoun.
What is the difference between an interrogative pronoun and a relative pronoun?
An interrogative pronoun is used to form a question and a relative pronoun is used to begin certain subject-verb word groups.
What is the difference between a demonstrative pronoun and an indefinite pronoun?
A demonstrative pronoun points out specific nouns. An indefinite pronoun refers to nouns in a more general way.
What is the difference between a transitive verb and an intransitive verb?
A transitive verb is an action verb that is followed by a word or words that answer the question whom or what. An intransitive verb is an action verb that is not followed by a word or words that answer the question whom or what.
What is a linking verb?
A linking verb links/joins the subject of a sentence with a word/expression that identifies/describes the subject.
What is a verb phrase?
A verb phrase consists of a main verb and all its auxilliary, or helping, verbs.
What is the difference between an adjective and a proper adjective?
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or pronoun. A proper adjective comes from a proper noun and is capitalized.
What is an adverb?
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb.
What are positive, comparitive, and superlative adverbs?
These adverbs indicate degrees of comparison.
What is the difference between a preposition and a compound preposition?
A preposition is a word that shows the relationship of a (pro)noun to a differnt word in the sentence. A compound preposition is a preposition made up of more than one word.
What is the difference between a coordinating conjunction and a correlative conjunction?
A coordinating conjunction joins words or groups of words that have equal grammatical weight in a sentence. Correlative conjunctions work in pairs to join words or groups of words that have equal grammatical weight in a sentence.
What is the difference between a subordinating conjunction and an interjection?
A subordinating conjunction joins 2 ideas so that one is grammatically dependent on the other. An interjection is a word that expresses emotion or exclamation.

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