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A noun names a person place or thing.
Common nouns name any one of a class of person, place, or thing.
Proper nouns name a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are never capitalized.
Plural nouns show ownership.
Verbs express action, condition, or state of being.
There are six basic types of verbs: action verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, transitive verbs, intransitive verbs, and plural verbs.
Helping verbs are added to another verb to make the meaning clearer. Helping verbs include any form of to be.
Adjectives describe nouns and pronouns.
Never use an adjective after a linking verb.
Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.
All adverbs are formed by adding -ly to an adjective.
Prepositions link a verb to another word.
A pronoun gets its meaning from the noun it stands for. The noun is called the antecedent.
Conjunctions connect words or groups of words.
Interjections express strong emotions and are usually set off with an exclamation mark (!).
Proper adjectives are formed from (common nouns, proper nouns).
The three articles are a, an, and (the, then).
'The' is called the (indefinite article, definite article).
(Predicate adjectives, Proper adjectives), which describe the subject of the sentence, are adjectives separated from the noun or pronoun by a linking verb.
(Interjections, Conjunctive adverbs) are used to connect other words and to link ideas and paragraphs.
There are _______ different coordinating conjunctions.
Correlative conjunctions also link similar words or word groups, but they are always used (in pairs, one at a time).
Collective nouns (name groups, show ownership).
(I, Which) is a personal pronoun.
(Yours, Herself) is a possessive pronoun.
Intensive pronouns, unlike reflexive pronouns, (begin a subordinate clause, add emphasis).
(Interrogative pronouns, Indefinite pronouns) ask a question. They are: what, which, who, whom, whose.
Every sentence must have a noun and a (preposition, verb).
Action verbs can be visible and (mental, linking).
In the sentence “Luis dropped his hat,” the verb dropped is (transitive, intransitive).
In the sentence “Nita awoke early,” the verb awoke is (transitive, intransitive).
To determine if a verb is transitive, ask yourself (“Who?”/“What?”, “How many?”) after the verb.
(Helping verbs, Linking verbs) join the subject and the predicate and do not show action.
Helping verbs, which are added to another verb to make the meaning clearer, can include any form of (to be, to see).
In the sentence “I traded my sandwich for three oatmeal cookies,” the word oatmeal is a/n (noun, adjective).
The (outside) of the boat needs scraping.
You should scrape the boat without (outside) help.
Let’s sit (outside) and laugh at you as you work in the blazing sun.
The ambulance is parked right (outside) the yard, next to the beehive.
The politician repented of his (past) mistakes.
Turn right (past) the store with the neon sign in the window.
Did you hear that song (before?) (part of speech)
Always follow (through with) what you start.
The remark went right (through) one ear and out the other.
The gardener mowed the lawn (after) he reread Lady Chatterly’s Lover.