Parts of Speech
person, place, thing, or idea
general name for a person, place, thing, or idea
a SPECIFIC person, place, thing, or idea
names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses
names ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
Names one person, place, thing, or idea.
Ex. boy, ball, school
names more than one person, place, thing, or idea
a noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things
I, you, he, she, it
ends in self
this, that, these, those
which, who, whom, whose
that, which, who, whose, whom
EVERYONE knows these. MOST use them. SOME do not. ANYBODY can learn them. Can SOMEONE help me?
FANBOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or,
Have two parts: both...and, either...or,
neither...nor, not only...but also, whether...or not
Makes it depend: after, as,
before, since, until, when whenever, while, as,
because,, since, whereas, in order that, so
that, although, even though, unless, if,
provided that, while
shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word.
e.g about, before, during, on, under
Takes the place of a noun
Describes a noun
Describes a verb, adjective, or adverb
Questions adverbs answer
when, where, how, to what extent
Endings of adverbs
ly, wise, ward
shows an action or state of being
show action, can be transitive or intransitive
connects the subject to another word in the sentence, usually a predicate adjective or a predicate nominative
am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been
An action verb that has a direct objet
An action that DOES NOT have a direct object
The direct object answers the questions...
what or who
The indirect object answers the questions...
to whom, for whom, to what, for what
Linking verbs are like ? signs
an adjective that follows a linking verb and describes the subject
a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject
The subject performs the action of the verb
The subject does not perform the action of the verb
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