15 terms

Chapter 11: Parts of Speech

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noun
a word that names a person, place, thing or idea
proper noun
a specific name for a particular person, place, thing or idea. It always begins with a capital letter
common noun
a general name for a group of persons, places, things or ideas. It is not capitalized
compound nouns
nouns made up of more than one word
concrete noun
names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
abstract noun
names an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic
pronoun
a word used in place of a noun or more than one noun
antecedent
the word that a pronoun stands for (or refers to)
adjective
a word that modifies a noun or pronoun
modify
to describe a word or to make its meaning more definite
articles
the most commonly used adjectives (a, an, the)
indefinite articles
articles that refer to someone or something in general (a, an)
definite article
article that refers to someone or something in particular (the)
proper adjective
adjective formed from a proper noun
demonstratives
this, that, these and those; can be used both as adjectives and as pronouns