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is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb and that expresses a complete thought
a _ _ is a group of words that looks like a sentence but does not contain both a subject and a verb or does not express a complete thought
the _ tells whom or what the sentence is about
the _ _ is the main word or word group that tells whom or what the sentence is about
the _ _ that consists of all the words that tell whom or what the sentence is about
the _ of a sentence tell something about the subject
the _ _or verb is the main word or word group that tells something about the subject
a _ _ consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction and that has the same verb
a _ _ consists of two or more verbs that are joined by a conjunction and that have the same subject
makes a statement and ends with a period
gives command or makes a request
asks a question and ends with a question mark
shows excitement or expresses strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point
a _ is a word or word group that is used to name a person, a place, a thing or an idea.
names a particular person, place, thing or idea and begins with a capital letter
a _ _ names anyone of a group of persons, places, things or ideas and is generally not capitalized
A _ is a word that is used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns.
The word or word group that a pronoun stands for (or refers to) is called it's _.
A _ _ refers to the one speaking.
A _ _refers to the subject and is necessary to the meaning of the sentence.
An _ _ emphasizes a noun or another pronoun and is unnecessary to the meaning of the sentence.
A _ _ points out a person, a place, a thing, or and idea.
An _ _ introduces a question.
An _ _ refers to a person, a place, a thing, or an idea that may or may not be specifically named.
A _ _ introduces an adjective clause.
An _ is a word that is used to modify a noun or a pronoun
The most commonly used adjectives are a, an, and the. These adjectives are called _.
A _ is a word that expresses action or a state of being.
An _ _ is a verb that expresses either physical or mental activity.
A _ _ is a verb that expresses a state of being. A linking verb connects, or links, the subject to a word or word group that identifies or describes the subject. Linking verbs are always intransitive
An _ _ names an idea, a feeling, a quality or a characteristic.
A _ _ is a word that names a group.
A ______ ______ names a person, place, thing or idea that can be perceived by one or more of the senses. (Sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste)
consists of a main verb and at least one helping verb
A _ _ expresses an action directed toward a person, a place, a thing, or an idea
expresses action without the action passing to a receiver, or object
modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
word used to show the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word
Includes a preposition, a noun or pronoun called the object of the preposition, and any modifiers of that object
A word or words that joins words or groups of words.
joins words or groups of words that are used the same way
pairs of conjunctions that join words or word groups that are used in the same way
a word or word group that completes the meaning of a verb
a word or group of words that follows a linking verb and identifies or describes the subject
a noun or pronoun that completes the meaning of the linking verb and identifies or explains the subject of the verb
adjective that completes the meaning of a linking verb and that modifies the subject of the verb
noun, pronoun, or word group that tells who or what receives the action.
noun, pronoun, or word group that sometimes appears in sentences containing direct objects
form of a verb used as a noun used as noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
verb that can be used as an adjective (ends in -ing or -ed)
consists of a participle and any complements or modifiers it has
a verb form ending in -ing that is used as a noun
a gerund with modifiers or a complement
a verb form that is usually preceded by the word to and is used as a noun, adjective, or adverb
consists of an infinitive and any modifiers or complements it has
A group of words containing a subject and its verb that can be used as part of a sentence
contains a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence
expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself as a sentence
a subordinate clause that modifies a noun or pronoun
a subordinate clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb
a subordinate clause that is used as a noun
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