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  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Predicates

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “words that denote actions and states of being.” A verb phrase consists of a verb plus...

    Heather JohnsonSeptember 3, 2013
  • English Noun Clauses

    Noun clauses are independent, or subordinate, clauses that perform nominal functions. Clauses are grammatical structures that contain a subject and a...

    Heather JohnsonSeptember 2, 2013
  • Using Noun Clauses as Noun Phrase Complements

    In grammar, a clause is a grammatical structure that consists of a subject and a predicate. A dependent or subordinate clause...

    Heather JohnsonSeptember 1, 2013
  • Common English Verbs

    The English verb system is often considered the most complex system of the English language. The following sections list the five...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 31, 2013
  • Using Verbs as Verb Phrase Heads

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” Verb phrases consist of a verb...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 30, 2013
  • English Pronouns

    Notional grammars define pronouns as “small words that take the place of nouns and other grammatical forms.” Pronoun is a subcategory...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 29, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Object Complements

    Traditional grammars describe nouns as words that name people, places, things, and ideas. Pronouns are a subcategory of nouns that take...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 28, 2013
  • Using Prepositions as Prepositional Phrase Heads

    Traditional grammars define prepositions as “words that indicate a relationship to another word.” Prepositional phrases consist of a preposition plus another...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 27, 2013
  • Using P-words as Particles

    P-words are defined as prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions. P-words are function words, which are...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 26, 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
  • Grammatical Functions of English Auxiliary Verbs

    English verbs and verb phrases perform four primary and six nominal functions within English grammar. Auxiliary verbs, however, differ from prototypical...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 23, 2013
  • Nominal Functions of English Verbs and Verb Phrases

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Verb phrases are phrases that consist of a verb plus...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 22, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Verbs and Verb Phrases

    English verbs and verb phrases perform seven primary grammatical functions within sentences in the English language. Traditional grammars define verbs as...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 21, 2013
  • The Adjective Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Adjective phrase heads are words that function as the heads of adjective phrases. An adjective phrase consists of an adjective plus...

    Heather JohnsonAugust 20, 2013