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  • Not All Forms That Function as Adverbials Are Adverbs

    The other day I read a tweet that made some claims about adverbs: “The -s in “unawares,” as in “they were...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonMay 1, 2019
  • Are ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Today’, and ‘Tomorrow’ Nouns or Adverbs?

    Are the words yesterday, today, and tomorrow adverbs or nouns? Oxford Living Dictionaries identifies all three words as an adverb first...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonApril 14, 2019
  • 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
  • English Determiners

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun phrase...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonJune 1, 2018
  • Grammatical Forms of English Determiners

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonMay 29, 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...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMay 26, 2018
  • The Numeral in English Grammar

    Belonging to a closed class of words, determiners provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonJune 17, 2014
  • The Quantifier in English Grammar

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonJune 6, 2014
  • The Possessive Interrogative Determiner in English Grammar

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonJune 3, 2014
  • Grammatical Forms of English Verb Phrases

    A verb phrase is a phrase in which a verb functions as the head of the phrase plus any auxiliaries (modals,...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 29, 2014
  • The Possessive Determiner in English Grammar

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonMarch 6, 2014
  • Using Determiner Phrases as Determinatives

    Belonging to a closed class of function words, determiners provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun,...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonOctober 23, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Determiners

    Determiners are words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or a verb in the...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonOctober 14, 2013
  • The Interrogative Determiner in English Grammar

    Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun or...

    English DeterminersHeather JohnsonSeptember 27, 2013