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English Grammar Definitions


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What is the definition of a noun?
A person, place, thing, or idea.
What is a subject?
The one doint the action or being described.
What is a direct object?
The one that receives the action.
What is an indirect object?
To/for whom or to/for what the action is being done, it is always before the direct object.
What is an object of a preposition?
The noun in a prepositional phrase.
What is an apposative?
It is set up by commas, restates the noun it follows.
What is predicate noun?
It follows a linking verb and modifies/restates the subject.
What is a noun of direct address?
It is the one being directly addressed in the sentence.
What is a verb?
A word used to express an action or a state of being.
What is a nominative pronoun?
A pronoun that is used to replace the subject or predicate noun.
What is an objective pronoun?
It replaces a direct object, indirect object, or an object of a preposition.
What does an indefinite pronoun do?
Usually refers to a quantity.
What is an adjective?
A word that modifies/restates a noun/pronoun.
What questions does an adjective answer?
Which one? What kind? How many?
What is an adverb?
A word that modifies/describes adjectives, verbs, or other adverbs.
What questions does an adverb answer?
When? Where? Why? To what extent?
What is a conjunction?
A word that joins two grammatical constructions.
What are coordinating conjuctions?
rdrt t
What are correlative conjuctions?
They work in pairs. For example: either...or, neither...nor, not only...but also, both...and.
What are some conjunctive adverbs?
However, therefore, furthermore, also, in addition, nevertheless.
What is an interjection?
A word or group of words that add feeling or emotion to the sentence.
What is a preposition?
It shows the realtionship of one object to another.
What is a gerund?
It ends in "-ing" and acts as a noun.
What is a participle?
It ends in "-ing" or "-ed" and acts as an adjective.
What is a prepositional phrase?
It begins with a acts as an adverb or and adjective.
What is an infinitive phrase?
It begins with "to" and a verb; it acts as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.

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