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Glossary of grammar-definitions

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verb
an action something you do
a state of being: is am are were, was
noun
a person place thing
compound word
two words put together to make a new word and a new meaning
prefix
a syllable added to the beginning of a word to form a new word and create a new meaning
suffix
a syllable added to the end of a word
contraction
Two words put together to make a word but the meaning does not change.
linking verbs
does not show action;
tells about present or the past; connects subject to rest of the sentence.
helping verbs
helps to show an action;
irregular verbs
verbs in the past that have special forms; spelled differently.
adverb
It tells more about a verb.
It tells when, where and how.

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