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Noun
Person, place, thing or idea.
Pronoun
A word used in place of one or more nouns (or pronouns).
Adjective
A word used to modify a noun or pronoun.
Definition of Modifies
Tells what kind, which one, how much or how many.
Articles
The most frequently used adjectives are articles. A and an are indefinite the is definite. Articles are the only words that have a predetermined part of speech.
Indefinite Articles
Refer to any member of a general group.
Definite Articles
Refers to something or someone in particular.
A vs. An
A precedes a word that begins with a constant sound. An precedes a word that begins with a vowel sound.
Reflexive/Intensive Pronoun
Refer to or emphasize a noun or a pronoun. Usually ends with self or selves. If needed it is Reflexive, otherwise it is Intensive.
Demonstrative Pronoun/Adjective
Point out a person, place, thing or idea. This, that, these, those.
Interrogative Pronoun
Introduce a question. What, which, who, whom, whose.
Relative Pronoun
Introduce a subordinate clause. That, which, who, whom, whose.
Indefinite Pronoun/Adjective
Refer to a person, place, thing or idea that may or may not be specifically named.
Personal Pronouns
I, me, we, us, you, you, he, him, she, her, it, it, they, them.
Proper Noun
Names a particular person, place or thing.
Common Noun
Names any class of persons, places or things.
Collective Nouns
Denote a group of persons, animals, places, things considered as one.
Abstract Nouns
Name a thing that is a quality or condition.
Concrete Nouns
Names a person, a place, a thing that exists in a material form or physical form.
Tangible Definition
Can experience with 1 or more of the five senses.
Intangible Definition
Opposite if Tangible.
First Person
Speaker.
Second Person
Spoken to.
Third Person
The one spoken about.
Possessive Pronouns/Adjectives
My, mine, our, ours, your, yours, his, hers, its, their, theirs.
Possessive Pronoun
Most often seen after "to be" verbs and the preposition "of".
Possessive Adjective
Modifies a noun.