College Grammar Shawn
Terms in this set (39)
joins words or groups of words that have equal grammatical weight in a sentence ex: and, but, or , so
is a word that joins a single word or group of words
works in PAIRS to join words and groups of words of equal grammatical weight in a sentence
joins two clauses or thoughts in a such a way as to make one grammatically dependent on the other ex: Since, Whenever
is used to clarify the relationship between clauses of equal grammatical weight in a sentence
is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun by uniting its meaning What kind? Which one?
No comparisons- slow, lucky
Compares 2 nouns or pronouns- slower, luckier
Compares more than 2 nouns- slowest, luckies
are the adjectives a, an, the
nouns that are capitalized
modifies a verb sometimes be placed in different positions in relation to the verb
person, place, thing, or idea
names an object that occupies space or can be recognized by any of the sense ex: salt, thunder
names an idea, a quality, or a characteristic
names one person, place, or idea
names multiple persons, places, things, or ideas
can show possession, ownership, or the general relationship between two nouns
is a noun made up of two or more words
is the general- not the particular- name of a person, place, things, or idea
is the name of a particular person, place, thing, or idea usually capitalized
is a singular in form but names a group ex: family, class, crowd
verb that tells what action someone or something is doin
verb that links subject to predicate
verb that "helps" the main verb
A word that expresses an action, a condition, or a state of being
is followed by a direct object- that is, a word or words that answer the question what? or whom?
is not followed by a direct object- it is not followed by a word that answers the question what? or whom?
is made up of more than on word ex: according to, ahead of
a word that is used to show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence
is a word that takes the place of a noun, a group of words acting as a noun, or another pronoun.
refers to a specific person, etc by indicating the person speaking(1st p), the person or people being spoken to(2ndp), or any other person, etc being talked about(3rdp)
take the place of the possessive forms of nouns
adds emphasis to another noun or pronoun
Points out specific person, etc ex: this, that, these, those
is used to form a question ex: Whe a o, whose, which, whatever
is used to begin a special subject-verb group called a subordinate clause.
refers to a person, etc in a more general way than a noun does. ex:
When a pronoun substitutes for a specific noun