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Fall Semester ELA final review 2019

A review of parts of speech and parts of a sentence. Source: English Composition and Grammar, HBJ, 1988.
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sentence
a group of words expressing a complete thought
subject
the part of the sentence about which something is being said
predicate
the part of the sentence that says something about the subject
compound subject
two or more connected subjects that have the same verb. The usual connecting words are "and" and "or"
compound verb
two or more connected verbs that have the same subject
noun
word used to name a person, place, thing, or idea
pro
word used in place of one or more than one noun
adj
word used to describe a noun or pronoun
verb
word that expresses action or state of being
adv
word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
prep
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conj
words that joins words or groups of words. Examples: and, or, but, so
concrete
type of common noun that can be seen, heard, smelled, touched, or tasted
abstract
type of noun that is an idea, quality, or state
common
type of popular noun not capitalized
proper
type of noun that is capitalized
mass
type of noun that can't be counted and doesn't have a plural
countable
type of noun that can be counted and pluralized
interrogative
type of sentence that asks a question
declarative
type of sentence that makes a statement
imparative
type of sentence that gives a command
exclamatory
type of sentence that expresses strong emotion
MLA citation
citing a quote or idea - giving credit to the source
hook
First sentence in an intro; grabs readers attention
background
The overview of the topic - both sides of an argument
thesis
Focus statement of an essay