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Terms in this set (42)
A general name for a person, place, or thing
Names a specific person, place, thing, or idea; always capitalized
names one person, place, thing, or idea
names more than one person, place, thing, or idea: often end in in "s" or "es"
singular possessive noun
shows ownership by one person or thing; example: my aunt's house
plural possessive noun
shows ownership by more than one person or thing; example: my friends' parents
A word that takes the place of a noun. I, you, he, she, it, they, me, her, us, and them are examples
a word that can be used to replace the subject of a sentence
a word that can replace a noun or a phrase in the predicate of a sentence and it receives the action of the verb in the sentence
The __________ of a sentence is the part that includes the verb.
tells who or what has something or owns something
tells what someone or something is doing
present tense action verb
shows action that is happening now
past tense action verb
shows action that has already happened
future tense verbs
shows action that has not happened yet. It tells about action that will or may happen in the future.
a verb that helps the main verb express or show a tense
a verb that does not show action, connects two parts of a sentence, are often forms of the verb be
forms of the verb be
am, are, is, was, were, (will) be, (am, are, was, were) being, (have, has, had) been
a word that describes a noun, tells how many or what kind
An adjective often comes _________ of the noun it describes.
compare two nouns, ending in -er and -est
a, an, the
A word that describes a verb, they tell how, when, where, or to what extent (how much or how long) something happens
is a noun or pronoun that tells who or what the sentence is about
is an action verb or linking verb that tells what the subject of the statement does or is
contains the simple subject and any words that complement it
contains the simple predicate and any words that complement it
two or more subjects joined together usually by "and" or "or" that share a common verb
two or more simple predicates joined by "and"
a sentence that makes a statement and ends with a period
A sentence that asks a question and ends with a question mark
a sentence expressing strong feeling and ends with an exclamation mark
A sentence that requests or commands, usually ends with a period, but can end with an exclamation point.
an incomplete sentence that does not express a complete thought
made up of two or more sentences that are incorrectly run together as a single sentence
Two words that are combined to form a new word.
is made by joining two words to make one new word
A word that means the same as another word
a word that means the opposite of another word
words that are pronounced the same but are spelled differently and have a different meaning
Groups of letters placed before a word to change its meaning.
a group of letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning