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Noun
Name people, places,things, or ideas, such as grandfather, peacock, kitchen, etc.
Proper nouns
Name particular people, places, things, or ideas. They are always capitalized.

For example, William Loman, Islam, Zaire, Machu Picchu and Barack Obama.
Collective nouns
Name groups. The singular form is sometimes considered singular and sometimes plural.
For example, committee or choir.
Abstract noun
Name ideas, qualities, or characteristic.
For example, fear, spirit, love, and kindness.
Verb
Express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.
For example, the woman holds the balloons in her hands on the beach.
Adjectives
Modify nouns and pronouns. For example, the man has a blue jacket on.
Adverbs
Modify verbs and adjectives.
Examples: run quickly, deeply embarrassed, Quite nicely, rather handsome., and just barely.
Prepositions
Shows relationship of nouns and pronoun to other words in the sentence. These relationship often indicate space or time.
In the closet, after lunch, outside the perimeter.
Commas
the most commonly used punctuation mark in English. Commas can break the flow of writing to give it a more natural sounding style, and they are the main punctuation mark used to separate ideas. Commas also separate lists, introductory adverbs, introductory prepositional phrases, dates, and addresses.
Simple Future Tense
this tense shows that the action will happen some time in the future. This tense is formed by using "will" plus the roof form of the verb
Example:
"I will see you tomorrow." (will see)
"We will drive the car." (will drive)
Future Perfect Tense
this tense expresses action in the future before another action in the future. This is the past in the future.
Example:
"He will have prepared dinner when she arrives." (will have)
Past Perfect Tense
this tense talks about two events that happened in the past and establishes which event happened first.
Example:
"The party had just started when the coach arrived." (had started)
"We had waited for twenty minutes when the bus finally came." (had waited)

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