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Nouns Person, place, thing, or idea Common (n ) names a general noun; begins with lower case letter (city) Proper (N ) names a specific noun; begins with capital letter (Atlanta). Possessive (pos n, pos N ) shows ownership (girl’s, Roger’s ) Concrete

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Nouns

  • Person, place, thing, or idea
    • Common (n)
      • names a general noun; begins with lower case letter (city)
    • Proper (N)
      • names a specific noun; begins with capital letter (Atlanta)
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Possessive (pos n, pos N)

    • shows ownership (girl’s, Roger’s)
  • Concrete
    • Names an object that occupies space or that can be recognized by any of the senses(child, drum, thunder)
  • Abstract
    • Names an idea, a quality, or a characteristic (excitement, bravery, happiness)
  • Collective
    • Names a group (army, team, committee, choir)
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Verbs

  • Shows action or helps to make a statement
      • Action (av)
        • Shows action
        • She wrote a note.
      • Linking (lv)
        • Links two words together
        • Can be linking: is, be, am, are, was, were, been, being, appear, become, feel, grow, look, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, etc.
        • English is fun. (English=fun)
        • The flower smells pretty. (flower=pretty)
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Helping (hv)

      • “helps” an action verb or linking verb
      • If a verb phrase has four verbs, the first three are helping. If it has three verbs, the first two are helping.
      • Can be helping: is, be, am, are, was, were, been, being, will, would, can, could, shall, should may, might, must, have, has, had, do, does, did
      • We have been taking notes all day. (Taking is action)
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Transitive

    • an action verb that is followed by a word or words that answer the question what? Or whom?
    • Transitive verbs have a direct object
  • Intransitive
    • An action verb that is not followed by a word or words that answer the question what? Or whom?
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Verb Tenses

  • Present (pres)
    • happening now (jump, talk, eat)
  • Past (past)
    • happened previously (jumped, talked, ate, fell)
  • Future (f)
    • will happen in the future (will jump, shall talk)
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Pronouns (pro)

  • Takes the place of a noun
    • Personal
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Possessive

    • Take the place of the possessive forms of nouns
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Reflexive

    • Reflects back to self
    • Always adds information
  • Intensive
    • Adds emphasis to another noun or pronoun
    • Does not add information to the sentence. If it is omitted, the meaning of the sentence will still be the same
    • Often placed directly after its antecedent
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Relative

    • Used to begin a special subject-verb word group called a subordinate clause
  • Interrogative
    • Used to form a question
  • Demonstrative
    • Points out specific persons, places, things, or ideas
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Indefinite

    • does not refer to a definite person or thing