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Grammar/Parts of Speech

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noun
a person, place, thing, or idea
pronoun
a word that takes the place of a noun
subject
all the words that tell whom or what the sentence is about
predicate
a word or words used to express an action, a condition, or a state of being
adjective
a word that modifies or describes a noun or pronoun
article
used as an adjective; "a" and "an" are called indefinite articles; "the" is called the definite article
adverb
a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb; it answers the questions how, when, where, and to what extent
direct object
a noun or pronoun that names the receiver of the action; answers the questions what or who after an action verb
indirect object
a noun or pronoun that tells to what or to whom or for what or for whom an action is done
predicate noun
a noun that follows a linking verb and identifies or renames the subject
predicate adjective
an adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies or describes the subject
preposition
a word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence
conjunction
a word that is used to join words or group of words
interjection
a word or phrase used to express emotion - Wow!
clause
a group of words that contains a subject and a verb
independent clause
a clause that expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence
dependent clause
a clause that does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone
simple sentence
one independent clause
compound sentence
one independent clause + one independent clause
complex sentence
one independent clause + one dependent clause