Grammar terms for middle school
This has grammar terms for middle school. Great for studying.
Terms in this set (32)
A person, place, thing, or idea.
The main person or thing the sentence is about. It will ALWAYS be a noun or pronoun.
A word that describes a noun.
Words that express either action or links the subject to the rest of the sentence.
Verbs that express action. Can be visible or mental. Visible action verbs are actions that are easy to see. Ex. Jump. Mental action verbs are actions that are not easy or see. Ex. Think, wish, expect, exc.
Verbs that don't show action and link a word after the verb to a word before the verb. Some of the linking verbs are: is, are, was, were, be, being, become, been, am, look, seem, taste, smell, feel.
Auxiliary (helping) verb
If the complete verb is more than one word long, and the main verb is an action verb, there are auxiliary verb(s) that "help" the main verb.
A word that describes a verb, adjective, or an adverb.
A type of adjective. These words are articles. The, a, an.
The word that receives the action of a verb.
The word that receives the direct object. It must occur between the verb and direct object in a sentence.
Words linked to a subject by a linking verb. It can be a predicate nominative (noun or pronoun), or a predicate adjective.
"Which one" adjectives. This, that, these, those.
Possessive pronouns functioning as adjectives
My, your, his, her, its, our, their.
The word "Not"
NOT IS NOT A VERB IT'S AN ADVERB.
They take place of a noun.
They will be found in either the subject or predicate position.
Will be found in either the direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition positions.
A word that relates its object to another word in the sentence.
The group of words that includes a preposition and its object.
They connect like words or groups of words in a sentence.
For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
A word or short group of words that is used to express strong feeling.
A verb with a direct object
A verb without a direct object
The simple subject and all the words that describe or go along with it.
The complete verb
The main verb and the auxiliary verbs.
It says something about the complete subject.
Definition of a correct sentence
A sentence with a complete subject and a complete predicate.
State of being verbs
A linking verb that doesn't have a predicate word.
Always an action or linking verb.