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a word used to name a person, place, thing, or idea

compound noun

two or more words used together as a single noun.

common noun

names anyone of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas

proper noun

a specific name for a particular person, place, thing, or idea - always begins with a capital letter

concrete noun

names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, or smell)

abstract noun

names an idea, a feeling, a quality, or characteristic


a word used in place of one noun or more than one nouns


a word that a pronoun stands for


a word used to modify a noun or pronoun


are the most frequently used adjective {an, a, the, etc.}

proper adjective

formed from a proper noun and begins with a capital letter {ex: French literature, Ohio vacation}


a word that expresses an action or a state of being

action verb

a word that expresses physical action or mental action

transitive verb

an action verb that expresses an action directed toward a person or thing

intransitive verb

a verb that expresses an action (or tells something about the subject) without passing the action to a receiver

objects or direct objects

words that receive the action of a transitive verb

linking verb

links or connects the subject with a noun, pronoun, or adjective in the predicate

verb phrase

a phrase that consists of a main verb preceded by at least one helping verb (or auxiliary verb)

auxiliary verb

another word for helping verbs


a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb

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