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Grammatical Function

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Grammatical functions refers to “what a word, phrase, or clause does.” All languages contain a finite number of language-specific grammatical functions.

  • The Appositive in English Grammar

    Appositives are words, phrases, and clauses that supports another word, phrase, or clause by describing or modifying the other word, phrase,...

    Heather JohnsonJune 14, 2018
  • The Adverb Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Adverb phrase modifiers are words and phrases that that modify or describe an adverb or adverb phrase. Only one grammatical form...

    Heather JohnsonMay 27, 2018
  • The Determiner Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Determiner phrase heads are words that function as the heads of determiner phrases. A determiner phrase consist of two or more...

    Heather JohnsonMay 26, 2018
  • The Adpositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Encompassing both prepositional phrase heads and postpositional phrase heads, adpositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of adpositional...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 16, 2018
  • The Postpositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Similar to prepositional phrase heads, postpositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of postpositional phrases. A postpositional phrase...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 15, 2018
  • The Postpositional Complement in English Grammar

    Postpositional complements are defined as the word, phrase, or clause that directly precedes the postposition and completes the meaning of the...

    Heather JohnsonJanuary 27, 2018
  • The Passive in English Grammar

    Passives are words that express the passive voice. Passives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can...

    Heather JohnsonMay 23, 2014
  • The Progressive in English Grammar

    Progressives are words that express the progressive aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Progressives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Heather JohnsonMay 20, 2014
  • The Verb Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Verb phrase modifiers are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that describe a verb phrase. A verb phrase is a phrase...

    Heather JohnsonMay 9, 2014
  • The Noun Clause Modifier in English Grammar

    Noun clause modifiers are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that describe a noun clause. A noun clause is a dependent...

    Heather JohnsonMay 6, 2014
  • The Adpositional Complement in English Grammar

    Adpositional complements are defined as the word, phrase, or clause that directly follows the adposition and completes the meaning of the...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 10, 2014
  • The Perfect in English Grammar

    Perfects are words that express the perfect aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Perfects function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Heather JohnsonNovember 20, 2013
  • The Prepositional Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Prepositional phrase modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that modify or describe a prepositional phrase. A prepositional phrase consists of a...

    Heather JohnsonNovember 18, 2013
  • The Prepositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Prepositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition plus...

    Heather JohnsonNovember 6, 2013
  • The Verb Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Verb phrase complements are words and phrases that complete the meaning of a verb or verb phrase. Unlike verb phrase modifiers...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 8, 2013