Grammar Modules

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Noun
Indicates a person, place, thing, or idea.
Pronoun
Substitutes for the official title of a person, place or thing.
Adjective
Modifies the characteristics or amount of a person, place, thing, or idea.
Verb
Indicates action or a state of being.
Adverb
Modifies verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs while specifying when, where, and how much.
Preposition
Modifies how a person, place, thing, or idea is located or combined.
Conjunction
Used to link phrases and clauses to create complex sentences.
Articles
Words used to clarify the plurality of persons, places, things, and ideas.
Interjection
Demonstrates and exclamation or remark.
Proper Noun
Identifies a specified person, place, thing, or idea.
Simple Sentences
Made up of a single independent clause.
Compound Sentences
Contains at least two independent clauses.
Independent Clause
A clause with both a subject and predicate that can stand alone as a complete thought.
Dependent Clause
A clause that is missing either a subject or predicate. It cannot stand alone as a complete thought.
Complex Sentences
A sentence that contains a dependent and an independent clause.
Compound-Complex Sentences
A sentence that contains at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause.
;
Used to join two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.
.
Indicates a full thought and the end of a complete sentence.
:
Used to introduce a list of items.
","
Used to indicate internal or external dialogue. Must be accompanied by a comma to introduce a question stem.
--
Used to indicate a dramatic pause by the speaker or writer.
!
Indicates excitement or a rise in the speaker's volume.
?
Indicates the use of a question. Must be accompanied by a questions signal word at the beginning or somewhere within the sentence.
'
Used as a signal of possession or an indicator that a contraction is being used.
,
Used when a dependent clause is joined to an independent clause, when an introduction to a sentence is made, and when listing items.