Terms in this set (38)
Words that name persons, places, things, or ideas.
Starting with capital letters, they name specific persons, places, things, or ideas.
The names for general, everyday objects and things.
'A', 'an', and 'the,' they signal that a noun will follow.
Words that substitute for nouns
Substitute for specific nouns (I, me, we, us, you, him, her, it, they, and them)
Substitute for nonspecific nouns. (each, everyone, all, anyone, someone, everybody, somebody, both, some, and most)
Words that show action or state of being. They also indicate time (Present, Past, Future).
Describes a noun or pronoun and adds to its meaning. It qualifies the noun or pronoun by describing it in terms of its shape, size, texture or colour.
Words that join two or more words, groups of words, or sentences.
This part of speech joins equal sentences or equal parts of sentences. (and, but, or, nor, for, yet, and so)
This part of speech joins parts of sentences that are not equal. (after, although, because, before, if, since, until, where)
Words that show strong feeling or emotion. Examples: oh, wow, eh
Naming word for a group or collection of people, animals or objects
Naming word for a quality, idea or feeling
Used in place of a noun to show ownership. (e.g. It is mine).
A word used in place of a noun. It asks a question.
A word used in place of a noun. It is formed by adding -self or -selves.
Relates to the noun or pronoun preceding it.
A type of word that shows action or state of being. In a sentence, it has an object.
A type of word that shows action or state of being. In a sentence, it does not have an object.
A type of verb where the subject of the verb is the 'doer' of the action.
A type of verb where the subject of the verb is the 'sufferer' of the action.
Used to compare one object or person with another
Used to compare more than two objects or people
Modifies (tells us more about) a verb, another adverb or an adjective.
Tell us how (manner) when (time) where (place) and to what extent (degree)
Shows the relationship between people, things and actions. Words that connect a noun or a pronoun to the rest of the sentence. (e.g. among, around)
A group of words that contains a subject and a verb
Main or independent clause
Expresses the main message of a sentence
One or more additional main clauses in a sentence
Subordinate or dependent clause
A clause that offers extra information but cannot stand alone in a sentence. It typically begins with conjunctions (e.g. because, when) or with relative pronouns (e.g. who, whom, which)
A unit of language complete in itself
Person or thing to whom or to which the sentence refers
What is said or written about the subject of a sentence
Contains only one principal clause
Contains two or more principal clauses
Contains a principal clause and one or more subordinate clauses
Contains at least two principal clauses and at least one subordinate clause
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