10 terms

WIS Anderson 2015 - parts of speech

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adverb
describes a verb, adjective or another adverb; usually ends in 'ly'. Tells where, when, how, how often or how much.
object pronoun
he "receiver" in the sentence
('She gave the last doughnut to him.' Who received? He received the doughnut....he is the OBJECT pronoun. She is the SUBJECT pronoun because 'she' did something.....she gave )
adjective
describes a noun
antecedent
he noun that a pronoun replaces or refers to
("Tucker loves to read. He loves the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear." Tucker is the antecedent for he. TUCKER is replaced by HE in the second sentence. HE refers to TUCKER.
verb
an action word
noun
person, place or thing
pronoun
replaces the noun
("she" is a pronoun that replaces "Lexie")
subject pronoun
replaces the subject in a sentence, the "doer" in the sentence
("Toby studied hard for the test and he got a good grade." "He" is the subject pronoun that replaces "Toby" the subject)
linking verb
verb that connects the subject to another word in the sentence.
("The bananas looked ripe." "looked" is the linking verb, "looked" links bananas to ripe.)
possessive pronoun
pronoun that shows ownership
("The boy smiled at his dad." "HIS" tells whose dad, "HIS" is the possessive pronoun.)