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Grammar Definitions: Basics XV


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D, I
Comma after dependent clause in complex sentence
Abstract Noun
An idea, feeling, quality or characteristic
Subject pronouns
pronouns used for subjects of verbs and subject complements
Intensive Pronouns
emhphasizes an antecedent
Be Verbs
most commonly used linking verbs are forms of the verb BE
Verb Phrases
consists of atleast one main verb and one or more helping verbs
...where, when, how, to what extent
Adverbs that modify verbs answer to the questions
Prepositions
a word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to answer another word
Rules of Prepositions
Many words that can be used as a prep. as well as an adverb. you must ask wherther the weord relates a noun or pronoun to a word.
Prepositon Phrases
A prep., its object, and any modifiers of the object together for a prepositional phrase.
AN INFINITIVE
TO + A VERB
HINT
Be carful not to confuse a prepositional phrase that begins with to with an infinitive that begins with to.
Remember
a prep. phrase alweays has a noun or pronoun as its object. An infinitive is the word to plus a verb.
F
FOR
N
NOR
B
BUT
O
OR
Y
YET
S
SO