21 terms

grammar terms

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Noun
Name of person, place, thing or idea
Pronoun
A word that takes the place of a noun
Subject
Replace subject nouns such as I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they.
Reflexive
Personal pronoun plus self/selves (myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, themselves)
Possessive
Shows ownership (my, our, your, his, her, its, their, mine, ours, yours, his, hers, theirs)
Demonstrative
Used to demonstrate/point out (this, that, these, those)
Indefinite
general pronouns; don't have specific antecedents (enough, few, fewer, less, little,ect.)
Interrogative
Used to interrogate (what, which, who, whom, whose)
Relative
Used to introduce a dependent (subordinate) adjectival clause (also called a relative clause)
Adjective
A word that modifies a noun or pronoun
Verb
A word that shows action or links a subject to a subject complement (shows a state or condition of being)
Adverb
A word that modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb
Preposition
A word that shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence
Conjunction
A word that joins two words or two groups of words
Coordinating Conjunctions
Joins equals (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Subordinating Conjunctions
Joins unequal (if, as, since, while although, even though, after, before, as if, as long as, as soon as, provided that, when, because...)
Correlative Conjunctions
Multiple word conjunctions (either/or, neither/nor, not only/but also, both/and...)
Conjunctive Adverbs
Act as both conjunctions and adverbs (however, furthermore, moreover, nevertheless, accordingly, therefore)
Interjection
A word that shows emotion but that has no grammatical function
Simple Prepositions
Aboard,About,Above,Across,After,Against,Along,Amid,Among,Around,As,At,Atop,Before,Behind,Below,Beneath,Beside,Between,Beyond,But(except),By,Concerning,Despite,Down,During,Except,For,From,In,Into,Like,Near,Of,Off,On,Onto,Out,Outside,Over,Past,Per,Regarding,Since,Through,Throughout,Past,To,Toward,Under,Underneath,Until,Up,With,Within,Without,Upon...
Conjunctive Adverbs
Act as both conjunctions and adverbs (however, furthermore, moreover, nevertheless, accordingly, therefore)

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