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Semester 1 Glossary: Grammar Terms

Glossary for the first semester of Mr. Feely's Amrican Lit. Class (in room 110). Grammar terms from our units with OWL on nouns, verbs, and commas
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Concrete Noun
a noun denoting something material and nonabstract
Abstract Noun
a noun denoting something immaterial and abstract
Indicator
something that indicates
Determiner
something that determines
Perfect Tense
a tense of verb that refers to something that has already been completed
Irregular Verb
verbs that change when changing tenses
Regular Verb
follows the pattern of taking -ed for the past simple and past participle
Independent Clause
A clause in a complex sentence that contains at least a subject and a verb and can stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
Dependent Clause
clause that cannot stand alone as a full sentence and functions as a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence
Coordinating Conjunction
conjunction that connects two grammatical elements of identical construction
Clause
a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence
Phrase
a sequence of two or more words arranged in a grammatical construction and acting as a unit in a sentence