Unit one Grammar Test

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Formula
Find the verb
Pronoun
takes place of noun:

John: he
Adverb
Modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb
Adjective
a word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it
Noun
Person Place or Thing
Linking verbs
An intransitive verb; no action, completes or expresses being: existent

Ex: The sun is yellow

IS completes the sentence but does nothing to the subject
Transitive verb
verb that moves; has to be able to receive the action

Who/ what verb

Ex: The sun set.- Intransitive because not recieveing anything
Intransitive verb
verb that does not move
demonstrative pronoun
pronoun that points out /
Indefinite Pronoun
words which replace nouns without specifying which noun they replace. Singular: another, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, little, much, neither, nobody, no one, nothing, one, other, somebody, someone, something
Personal Pronoun
pronoun that is associated primarily with a particular person, in the grammatical sense. When discussing "person" in terms of the grammatical, the following rules apply: First person, as in "I" Second person, as in "you" Third person, as in "It, he, she"
Reflexive Pronoun
used when the object of a sentence is the same as the subject, as you will see below. Each personal pronoun (such as I, you, and she) has its own reflexive form.
Intensive Pronoun
can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence.
Interrogative Pronouns
used in order to ask a question. Often it has no antecedent because the antecedent is unknown. That is why the question is being asked! In modern English there are five interrogative pronouns: what, which, who, whom, and whose.
Relative Pronoun
used to connect a clause or phrase to a noun or pronoun. You see them used everyday with the most common relative pronouns being: who, whom, which, whoever, whomever, whichever, and that.
Proper Nouns
a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things common noun, or to name a particular one of these proper noun.
Common Nouns
a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual.
Concrete Nouns
things that you can experience through your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. On the other hand, abstract nouns refer to ideas and concepts.
Abstract Noun
a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object.
Compound Noun
words written together, words that are hyphenated, or separate words that go together by meaning.