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All posts tagged "grammatical form"

  • 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
  • English Nouns

    Notional grammars define nouns as “words that name people, places, things, and ideas.” Noun phrases are phrases that consist of a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 17, 2011
  • The Form-Function Method: Teaching Grammar with Grammatical Form and Grammatical Function

    Grammar is an area of the language arts that teachers often find difficult to teach and students likewise find difficult to...

    InformationHeather JohnsonSeptember 15, 2011