English Grammar

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Adjective
A word that describes a noun.
Adverb
A word that describes a verb.
Article
Define whether a noun is general (indefinite) or specific (definite) :
Only three: 'a', 'an' and 'the'.
Ariane saw A cat. Ariane ate AN apple. Ariane listened to THE radio. THE is definite.
Connectives
Used to connect the major parts of your speech.
Noun
A person, place, or thing.
Prefix
A syllable added to the BEGINNING of a word which changes its meaning.
Preposition
Links a noun to another word. They show the relationship of a noun to another noun (at, by, in, to, from, with). E.G. The rabbit looked INSIDE the box.
Pronoun
A word that takes place of a proper noun.
Proper Noun
Names a particular person, place or thing and begins with a capital letter
Suffix
A syllable added to the END of a word which changes it's meaning.
Verb
An action/doing word. Has both singular ("I WANT to know" and plural forms ("She WANTS to know".
Collocations
Two or more words that often go together (i.e.: "To run an errand").
Antonyms (opposites)
Words that change meaning to the opposite when the prefix or suffix is changed (i.e.: Useful/useless)

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