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Grammar Definitions: Intermediate IV


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What are the demonstrative adjectives?
This, that, these, and those are demonstrative adjectives when they are used to modify a noun.
How do you diagram adjectives, possessive pronouns, and the articles (a, an, and the)?
Adjectives (including the articles) and possessive pronouns that are functioning as adjectives are diagrammed on slanted lines connected to the words they modify.
posessive pronoun
Possessive pronouns are personal pronouns that are used to show ownership or possession., Examples: my, mine, our, ours, your, yours, her, hers, his, its, their, and theirs
List the interrogative pronouns
what, which, who, whom, whose
all, any, more, most, none, some
List some indefinite pronouns that may be either singular or plural
yourself, yourselves
Name the second person reflexive and intensive pronouns
himself, herself, itself, themselves
Name the third person reflexive and intensive pronouns
you, your, yours
Name the second person plural personal pronouns
they, them, their, theirs
Name the third person plural personal pronouns
List the relative pronouns
that, which, who, whom, whose
I, me, my, mine
Name the first person singular personal pronouns
demonstrative pronoun
A demonstrative pronoun points out a specific person, place, thing, or idea.
we, us, our, ours
Name the first person plural personal pronouns
both, few, many, several
List some plural indefinite pronouns
List some common indefinite pronouns
all, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, either, everybody, everyone, few, many, more, much, neither, nobody, none, no one, one, other, several, some, somebody, something
What are the questions you may use to help you identify an adjective?
What kind?, Which one? or Which ones?, How many? or How Much?
List some singular indefinite pronouns
anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, somebody, and something
What are the demonstrative pronouns?
This, that, these, and those are demonstrative pronouns when they are used alone (not modifying a noun).
Conditional sentence
sentence that expresses wishes or conditions contrary to fact; if you were to hang onto the basketball rim, then you could experience the glory of every NBA player
Single subject, single predicate
type of simple sentence; my dog growls
Compound subject, single predicate
type of simple sentence; My dog and my cat growl
Compound subject, compound predicate
type of simple sentence; My dog and my cat growl and appear agitated
Independent clause with two phrases
type of simple sentence; I must have two vicious pets from the pound in my town
Effective sentence
sentence that is clear and concise, employs imagery, precise language, and rhythm
Conrete nouns
nouns that name a thing that is tangible (can be seen, heard, touched, smelled, or tasted); dog, Campus Cinema, football