Unit I: Grammar. Parts of Speech Basic Sentence Parts and Patterns Phrases and Clauses Avoiding Sentence Errors. Parts of Speech. Nouns Pronouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Prepositions Conjunctions Interjections!. Nouns. Names a person, place, or thing
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Parts of Speech
Basic Sentence Parts and Patterns
Phrases and Clauses
Avoiding Sentence Errors
CONCRETE: Something you can see, touch, taste, hear, or smell
ABSTRACT: Some-thing nonphysical, that you cannot perceive through your 5 senses
___________________Concrete and Abstract Nouns
Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower
__________________Common and Proper Nouns
PARTS OF SPEECH
I.e. Everyone has to go to the football game this Friday.
PARTS OF SPEECH
The dancer will attempt a daring leap.
The kettle whistled incessantly.
I considered my decision carefully.
Connects a subject to a word that describes the subject, usually at the end of the sentence.
Jennifer was a senior.
The man looks busy.
ACTION: The man looked for a taxi.
She appeared unkind.
ACTION: He appeared on stage at the concert.Action Verbs Linking Verbs
am can be has been
are could be had been
is may be could have been
was might be may have been
Were must be might have been
be shall be shall have been
being should be should have been
are being will be will have been
is being would be would have been
was being have been
appear look sound
become remain stay
feel seem taste
grow smell turn
Relate the noun to another word in the sentence
A group of words that includes a preposition and the object
and but for nor or so yet
not only…but also
as even if
as if even though
as long as how
as much as if
as soon as in order that
as though lest
now that unless
so that whenever
Act as transitions between complete ideas by indicating comparisons, contrasts, and results.
ah gracious psst
aha hey tsk
alas hurray well
dear oh whew
goodness ouch wow