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Basic Grammar Definitions with examples :)
Terms in this set (24)
A person, place, thing, or idea.
Names any one of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas.
examples: books, school,car
Names a particular person, place, thing, or idea.
examples: Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, Philadelphia, Mercedes Benz
Names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the five senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell)
examples: Thomas Jefferson, Airport, Eagle
Names an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic.
examples: freedom, wisdom, independence
A word that names a group.
examples: flock, choir, family, team, Congress
Two or more words words used together as a single noun.
examples: Lake Ontario, houseboat, Super Bowl, Sister-in-law
A word used in a place of one or more nouns or pronouns.
examples: he, she, it, they
The word that a pronoun stands for.
examples: Debra set up an easel and a palette, and then she began to paint. (Debra is the antecedent, she is the pronoun)
Refers to a person, place, thing, or idea that may not be specifically named
examples: anybody, anything, everybody, everything
Points out a person, place, thing, or idea
examples: This, that, these, those
Introduces a question
examples: what, which, who, whom, whose
Introduces a subordinate clause
examples: that, which, whom, who, whose
examples: my, mine, our, their, its
Designates the person speaking (i, we), the person spoken to (you), and person spoken about (he, she, it, they).
Reflexive/ Intensive Pronoun
Refers to or emphasizes a noun/ another pronoun.
examples: myself, ourselves, himself, herself
A word used to express action or state of being
examples: jump, fall, run, walk
Joins the subject with the rest of the sentence
examples: was, is, am
Assist the main verb in being more clear; a verb phrase is considered ONE verb
examples: may, might, must, be, being, been
Expresses an action directed toword a noun or pronoun ACTION VERBS ONLY!
examples: elected, had, sent
Expresses action without it directed toward an object
ACTION VERBS ONLY!
examples: had been, had traveled
Verbs that describe actions and things taking place rather than in states.
examples: bought, laughed, cruised
A word used to modify a noun or a pronoun
examples: stone house, first day, seven rings
When nouns or pronouns are modified
examples: look at that pumpkin (that is the demonstrative adj.)
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