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  • 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
  • The Adjective Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Adjective phrase modifiers are words and phrases that that modify or describe an adjective or adjective phrase. Unlike adjective phrase complements...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 6, 2013
  • The Operator in English Grammar

    Operators are words that facilitate the expression of a negation, interrogatives, and emphasis in the English language. Operators function within verb...

    Heather JohnsonSeptember 25, 2013
  • The Adverb Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Adverb phrase heads are words that function as the heads of adverb phrases. An adverb phrase consists of an adverb plus...

    Heather JohnsonSeptember 24, 2013
  • The Adjective Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Adjective phrase complements are words, phrases, and clauses that complete the meaning of an adjective or adjective phrase. Unlike adjective phrase...

    Heather JohnsonSeptember 22, 2013
  • The Infinitive Marker in English Grammar

    Infinitive markers are function words that distinguish the base forms from the infinitive forms of English verbs. Function words are words...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 25, 2013
  • The Verb Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Verb phrase heads are words that function as the heads of verb phrases. A verb phrase consists of a verb plus...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 24, 2013
  • The Noun Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Noun phrase heads are words that function as the heads of noun phrases. A noun phrase consists of a noun or...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 14, 2013
  • The Predicate Adjective in English Grammar

    Predicate adjectives are defined as adjectival grammatical forms that perform the grammatical function of subject complement. Subject complements are words, phrases,...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 19, 2013
  • The Predicate Nominative in English Grammar

    Predicate nominatives, or predicate nouns, are defined as nominal grammatical forms that perform the grammatical function of subject complement. Subject complements...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 18, 2013
  • The Particle in English Grammar

    Particles are function words that express grammatical relationships with other words. Function words are words that perform definite grammatical functions but...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 13, 2013
  • The Determinative in English Grammar

    Determinatives are words and phrases that express additional information such as definiteness, proximity, quantity, and relationships about a noun phrase or...

    Heather JohnsonJuly 9, 2013