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Arts and Humanities
Adv Grammar Test 2
Terms in this set (22)
compound subject, compound verb, compound direct object, compound prep phrase, ect.
two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction, by a semicolon, or by a semicolon and a conjunction adverb
-when joined by a coordinating conjunction it almost always needs comma before cc
contains one independent clause plus one or more dependent clauses.
-more often than not, the semicolon that joins two independent clauses is followed by a conjunctive adverb
-examples: also, finally, however, then, thus, therefore, meanwhile, in conclusion
a grammatical structure containing a subject and verb. Clauses fall into either independent (or main) clause or dependent (or subordinate) clause
a grammatical structure containing a subject and verb and expressing a complete idea. another term for this then is a sentence.
a grammatical structure containing a subject and verb but not expressing a complete idea
a dependent clause that takes the place of a noun in a sentence-that is can serve as subject, object, complement, or appositive
a noun or noun structure that stands in apposition to (next to) the noun it renames or identifies. It usually follows the noun in renames, usually is surrounded by commas, and can be omitted without changing the meaning of the sentence
-one of the ways noun clauses are introduced
if, that, whether, whether or not, (diagrammed above the verb of the noun clause, with a dotted line drawn to that verb)
-ending in "er" or using "more"
-use when comparing two entities
"est" or "most"
-compare more than two
two words that cannot be modified
unique (uniquely) and favorite
-imply an absolute state that cannot logically be broken down into degrees and therefore cannot be modified
how the elements of English work together to make meaning
prescriptive grammar or usage
how educated speakers of English pattern their sentences correctly
adverb or adjective
adverb- "truly, very"
-direct object--need adverb form of well or badly
-intransitive or linking verb--use bad/good
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