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  • Lies Your Grammar Teacher Told You: Nouns and Adjectives

    Notional grammars define adjectives as “words that describe nouns.” Big, cute, green, small, and wonky are prototypical adjectives. In big bully,...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonMarch 31, 2019
  • Determiners Are Not Adjectives

    Traditional grammars categorize determiners with either adjectives or pronouns. But determiners are not adjectives. Repeat after me: Determiners are not adjectives....

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonJanuary 12, 2019
  • 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...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonAugust 20, 2013
  • Using Adjectives as Adjective Phrase Heads

    Traditional grammars define adjectives as “words that describe nouns.” In grammar, an adjective phrase consists of an adjective plus any modifiers...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonApril 11, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Adjectives and Adjective Phrases

    Adjective phrases including adjectives perform four main grammatical functions within sentences in the English language. The four functions of adjectives and...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonApril 10, 2013
  • English Adjectives

    Notional grammars define adjectives as “words that describe nouns.” An adjective phrase consists of an adjective plus any modifiers and complements....

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonSeptember 18, 2011