14 terms

POS Level 1 - Basics

Person, place, thing or idea
Takes the place of a noun. Example: he, none, mine
Shows action or condition - every sentence must have one.
Only modifies (describes) nouns and pronouns!
Modifies (describes) verb, adjective, and adverb. Explains HOW, WHEN, WHERE, TO WHAT EXTENT something is done.
Always part of a phrase. A ______ helps the reader see how something/someone/some action mentioned in the sentence relates to a noun in the phrase. Ex. I went (INTO the house). This tells WHERE you went.
Connects words, phrases, or clauses
Words that show emotion "Ouch!" They start a sentence and are separated by a comma or exclamation mark.
The Parts of Speech
Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection
Verb Phrase
Sometimes there is more than one verb working together to form a tense. This is called a ___________. (A verb with it's helping verbs. Ex. She IS SWIMMING!)
State of Being Verbs
Am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been are the forms of "to be" and are also called The ____________________.
Coordinating Conjunctions
Connects sentence elements of a same value.
FANBOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
Subordinating Conjunctions
The word that often STARTS a dependent clause (although, even though, since, wherever, once, whenever...). To know one of these words, take a simple sentence and make it dependent. Ex. I like milk.= Since I like milk...
What is another word that means to describe something. Ex. Adjectives ONLY DESCRIBE nouns/pronouns.