Level 264 Level 266
Level 265

Grammar Definitions: Advanced III


25 words 0 ignored

Ready to learn       Ready to review

Ignore words

Check the boxes below to ignore/unignore words, then click save at the bottom. Ignored words will never appear in any learning session.

All None

Ignore?
How can you use the INFLECTION test to determine if a certain word is an ADJECTIVE?
If it can be made comparative with [-er] or [more] and can be made superlative with [-est] or [most].
How can you use the DERIVATION test to determine if a certain word is an ADJECTIVE?
If it has the suffix [-able] or [-ible], OR if it can take the affix [-ness]
Co-Occurrence
The items that can precede or follow a word in question.
What part of speech fits in this frame:
The items that can precede or follow a word in question
This is the frame for a NOUN
What part of speech fits into these 2 frames:
[You must+WORD.]
What part of speech fits into these 2 frames:
An Adjectival Word
A word that is not necessarily an adjective but that appears in a position normally occupied by an adjective.
Verb
A word that indicates an action or state of being.
How can you use PRO-FORM SUBSTITUTION to determine if a certain word is a NOUN?
Pronouns can substitute for the noun phrase, which may consist of the noun alone or the noun plus modifiers.
If the word has the verb-making affix [-ize]
How can you use the DERIVATION test to determine if a certain word is a VERB?
How can you use PRO-FORM SUBSTITUTION to determine if a certain word is a VERB?
If the verb phrase can be substituted with [do] or [do so] or [so]. (e.g. "If those people can pass this course, so can you.")
Adjective
A word that modifies a noun to tell what kind, how many, or what it is like.
Adverb
A word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb
If the word has an adverb-making suffix (e.g. suddenLY, crossWISE, homeWARD)
How could you use the DERIVATION test to determine if a certain word is an ADVERB?
What part of speech fits into the following frames:
If the word has an adverb-making suffix (eg suddenLY, crossWISE, homeWARD)
["The woman walked her dog [WORD]."]
What part of speech fits into the following frames:
What is the DEFINITE article and when is it used?
"The"; it is used when the referent of a NP is thought to be uniquely identifiable, for one reason or another.
"a" and "an"
What are the INDEFINITE articles?
A PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE consists of what?
A PP consists of a preposition followed by a noun phrase (NP).
Particle
A word that looks like a PREPOSITION but that actually forms part of a verb phrase.
Proper Nouns
Words that names unique, specific entities (e.g. Sarah, Thursday, California)
Common Nouns
Words that do not refer to unique entities (e.g. cat, honesty, computers, mail)
Count Nouns
Nouns that can be pluralized and can co-occur with "many", "these", and "those", all of which indicate plurality.
Noncount Nouns (Aka Mass Nouns)
Nouns that can't be pluralized and can't co-occur with plural determiners such as "many", "these", and "those"; however, they CAN co-occur with "much", "little", and "a great deal of"
True or False: Some nouns can function as both count and noncount nouns.
Nouns that can't be pluralized and can't co-occur with plural determiners such as "many", "these", and "those"; however, they CAN co-occur with "much", "little", and "a great deal of"