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  • Grammatical Forms of English Noun Clauses

    Similar to the noun and noun phrase in grammatical function, a noun clause is a dependent or subordinate clause that consists...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonJune 10, 2013
  • English Phrasal Verbs

    Phrasal verbs are a common verb form in the English language. Also called verb-particle constructions, the simplest definition of phrasal verbs...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 2, 2013
  • The English Conjunction System: Coordinating, Correlative, and Subordinating Conjunctions

    Conjunctions are traditionally defined as words that link together other words, phrases, and clauses. The English language contains three grammatical forms...

    English ConjunctionsHeather JohnsonMay 26, 2013
  • Grammatical Forms of English Adjective Phrases

    An adjective phrase is a phrase in which an adjective functions as the head of the phrase plus any modifiers and...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonApril 15, 2013
  • Predicative-Only Adjectives

    Traditional grammars define adjectives as “words that describe nouns.” Prototypical adjectives perform five grammatical functions in English grammar: Adjective phrase head...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonApril 14, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Adjectives: Positive, Comparative, and Superlative Adjectives

    Traditional grammars define adjectives as “words that describe nouns.” Adjective phrases are phrases formed by an adjective plus any modifiers or...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonApril 13, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Verb Clauses

    Consisting of a subject and a predicate, clauses are the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition. Verb clauses...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 2, 2013
  • The English Demonstrative Pronoun System

    Demonstrative pronouns are a type of pronoun that take the place of another word, phrase, or clause. Like demonstrative determiners, demonstrative...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonApril 1, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Adverb Clauses

    Similar to the adverb and adverb phrases in grammatical function, an adverb clause is a dependent or subordinate clause that consists...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonMarch 30, 2013
  • The English Indefinite Pronoun System

    Traditional grammars defined pronouns as “small words that take the place of nouns and noun phrases.” In additional to the personal...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonMarch 29, 2013
  • Grammatical Form of English Nouns

    Traditional grammars define nouns as “words that refer to people, places, things, and ideas.” Pronouns are a subcategory of nouns. Noun...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 27, 2013
  • Grammatical Forms of English Noun Phrases

    A noun phrase is a phrase in which a noun functions as the head of the phrase plus any determiners, modifiers,...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 26, 2013
  • Complex Sentences: Subordinate Clauses as Adverb Clauses

    Simple sentences such as The fire glowed and Extremely frigid fall winds chilled my sweater-loving puppy of small stature to his...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonDecember 11, 2011
  • With or Without a Complement: The Form and Function of Prepositions

    “Prepositions are not words to end sentences with” reads the joke commenting on a prescriptive grammar rule for prepositions. According to...

    English P-wordsHeather JohnsonNovember 27, 2011
  • 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