AP English Language. Grammar Intensive Parts of Speech Review. 1. Nouns. Person, place, thing or idea Can be: Proper/common Concrete/abstract collective. 1. Functions of nouns. Subject The baby cried. Dogs and cats make excellent pets. Predicate Nominative –with a linking verb
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AP English Language
Parts of Speech Review
I, me, my, mine
He, him, his
She, her, hers
We, us, our, ours
They, them, their, theirs
You, your, yours
Note: Possessive Pronouns function as ADJECTIVES!
Ex. Miranda explained herself.
Ex. Miranda herself made the explanation.
Ex. The college [that I chose] was in Texas.
Ex. Do you know the woman [whose writing was mentioned?]
Ex. Who borrowed my pen?
Ex. Which do you prefer?
Ex. That is an excellent answer.
Ex. This is the correct answer.
Arehad could/would/should have
Iscan could/would/should be
Wasmay will/shall/have been
Werewill/shall be might have
Dowill/shall havemight have been
Havecan/may bemust have
must have been
and but or nor
for so yet
Ex. The bear turned and lumbered off into the woods.
Ex. We can use a pickup truck or a jeep.
Either… orneither… nor
Both… andnot only… but (also)
Ex. She helped both Carrie and me with our applications
As much as inasmuch asthat
Becausein order thatthough
Note: many of these words can also be used as prepositions, adverbs or relative pronouns
3.The following words, when used as subjects, are always singular and must have singular pronouns:
Ex: Either of the boys will loan you his book.
Ex: Each of the girls brought her sleeping bag.
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