Semester 1 Glossary: Grammar Terms

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Glossary for the first semester of Mr. Feely's Amrican Lit. Class (in room 110). Grammar terms from our units with OWL on nouns, verbs, and commas

Concrete Noun

a noun denoting something material and nonabstract

Abstract Noun

a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract

Indicator

something that indicates

Determiner

something that determines

Perfect Tense

a tense of verb that refers to something that has already been completed

Irregular Verb

verbs that change when changing tenses

Regular Verb

follows the pattern of taking -ed for the past simple and past participle

Independent Clause

A clause in a complex sentence that contains at least a subject and a verb and can stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

Dependent Clause

clause that cannot stand alone as a full sentence and functions as a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence

Coordinating Conjunction

conjunction that connects two grammatical elements of identical construction

Clause

a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence

Phrase

a sequence of two or more words arranged in a grammatical construction and acting as a unit in a sentence

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