English grammar terms


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English grammar terms

  2. 2. NounsA person, place, thing, or idea. Person: boy, girl, man, womanPlace: America, Oregon, Keizer, Weddle, home Thing: house, table, desk, pencil Idea: justice, liberty, freedom
  3. 3. VerbsShows action or a state of behavior. Examples: working running playing jumping
  4. 4. Adjectives Describes a noun or pronoun.The small boat foundered on the wine dark sea. The coal mines are dark and dank. The back room was filled with large, yellow rain boots. A battered music box sat on the mahogany sideboard.
  5. 5. Adverb Modifies a verb Adverbs of manner describe how something happens. carefully correctly eagerly easily Adverbs of place describe where something happens.here home in out outside somewhere Adverbs of purpose describe why something happens. so to in order to becauseAdverbs of frequency describe how often something happens. always every never Adverbs of time describe when something happens. after already during finally
  6. 6. Article Those little words that precede and modify nouns.the teacher a college a bit of honey that personthose people whatever purpose either way your choice Sometimes these words will tell you whether it is a specific or general thing the garage out back A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
  7. 7. Preposition Links to nouns, pronouns, and phrasesA preposition shows the relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence. The book is on the table. The books are book is leaning against the wall. The book is beside the table. She held the book over the table. She read the book during class.
  8. 8. Conjunction Linking words, phrases, and clauses"and" "but" "or" "nor" "for" "so" "yet" I ate the pizza and the pasta. Call the movers when you are ready.
  9. 9. ContractionsA combination of two words and shortening the words by replacing a one or two letters with an apostrophe. I am Im do not dont will not wont is not isnt it is its are not arent could not couldnt they are theyre were not werent
  10. 10. I hope you learned something new or remembered something from your past. Enjoy the song.