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Possessive
A noun that expresses possession, ownership, or connection
direct object
-receives the action of the verb
-answers the WHAT question
indirect object
-receives the direct object
-comes between the verb and direct object
-answers the to/for question (without to or for)
object of the preposition
-the noun in the prepositional phrase
(-prepositions- word that indicate location Ex: of, about from, in, until, on, since, upon, with, for, to
Apposition (objective)
-renames/describes the DO/IO/OP
-usually separated by commas
subject
-a noun that does the action of the sentence
-answers the WHO question
predicate
-follows a linking verb (is, was, were, are, has been)
-noun that renames/describes the subject
apposition (nominative)
-renames the subject
-between commas
-does not come after a verb!
direct address
-the noun being directly spoken to
grammatical case
shows a nouns (or pronouns) relationship with other words in a sentence
syntax
-a nouns position in the sentence
-different syntaxes for each case
number
the quality of a noun that denotes whether it refers to one person/place/thing (singular) or more than one (plural)
first person
the speaker
second person
spoken to
third person
spoken about
masculine
denotes the male sex
feminine
denotes the female sex
neuter
denotes object without a sex
collective noun
a group of people/places/things as one
abstract noun
expresses a quality, condition, or action apart from an object/thing
concrete
names something that exists by itself
proper noun
a particular person/place/thing
-specific; capital letters
common noun
names any one of a class of people/places/things
-general; lowercase letters