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  • The Noun Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Noun phrase complements are words, phrases, and clauses that complete the meaning of a noun or noun phrase. Unlike noun phrase...

    Heather JohnsonJune 23, 2013
  • The Noun Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Noun phrase modifiers are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that describe a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase. Although adjectives and...

    Heather JohnsonJune 22, 2013
  • The Prepositional Complement in English Grammar

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

    Heather JohnsonJune 21, 2013
  • The Indirect Object in English Grammar

    Indirect objects are words, phrases, and clauses that follow a ditransitive verb and indicate to or for whom or what the...

    Heather JohnsonJune 21, 2013
  • The Object Complement in English Grammar

    Object complements are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that directly follow and describe or complete the direct object. Object complements...

    Heather JohnsonJune 13, 2013
  • The Direct Object in English Grammar

    Direct objects are words, phrases, and clauses that follow a transitive verb and receive the action of the verb. Although nouns...

    Heather JohnsonApril 12, 2013
  • The Subject Complement in English Grammar

    Subject complements are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that follow a copular, or linking, verb and refer back to modify,...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 28, 2013
  • The Interjector in English Grammar

    Interjectors are words and phrases that express pain, surprise, anger, pleasure, or some other emotion or sentiment on the part of...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 22, 2013
  • Forms of the English Predicate

    A clause in English grammar is defined as a grammatical structure that contains both a subject and a predicate. The subject...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 15, 2013
  • The Modal in English Grammar

    Modals are words that express modality. Modals function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only one grammatical form can perform the...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 12, 2013
  • The Subject in English Grammar

    Subjects are words, phrases, and clauses that perform the action of or act upon the verb. Although nouns, pronouns, and noun...

    Heather JohnsonMarch 10, 2013
  • The Conjunct Adverbial in English Grammar

    Conjunct adverbials are words and phrases that express textual relationships and serve to link clauses. Only one grammatical form can perform...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 22, 2013
  • The Disjunct Adverbial in English Grammar

    Disjunct adverbials are words and phrases that provide additional information to frame an entire clause, which denotes the attitude of the...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 21, 2013
  • The Adjunct Adverbial in English Grammar

    Adjunct adverbials are words, phrases, and clauses that modify an entire clause by providing additional information about time, place, manner, condition,...

    Heather JohnsonFebruary 20, 2013
  • The Correlator in English Grammar

    Correlators in English grammar are function words that are the first word or words in pairs of conjunctions that also join...

    Heather JohnsonOctober 16, 2011