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  • The Adjunct Adverbial in English Grammar

    Adjunct adverbials are words, phrases, and clauses that modify an entire clause by providing additional information about time, place, manner, condition,...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonFebruary 20, 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
  • The Subordinator in English Grammar

    Subordinators in English grammar are words that introduce subordinate or dependent clauses. The three dependent clauses in English are noun clauses,...

    English ConjunctionsHeather JohnsonOctober 17, 2011
  • The Correlator in English Grammar

    Correlators in English grammar are function words that are the first word or words in pairs of conjunctions that also join...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonOctober 16, 2011
  • The Coordinator in English Grammar

    Coordinators in English grammar are function words that join or link two or more words, phrases, and clauses. Function words perform...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonOctober 15, 2011
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Indirect Objects

    Nouns are traditionally defined as words that refer to a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase is a phrase...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 26, 2011
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Direct Objects

    Nouns have traditionally been defined as words for people, places, things, and ideas. A noun phrase consists of a noun plus...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 25, 2011
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Subjects

    A noun is traditionally defined as a word that denotes a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase is a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 22, 2011
  • Evidence for the Death of the English Case System

    Of the following eight sentences, which contain grammatically possible uses of English pronouns? My husband and I went to the movies....

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 21, 2011
  • The English Personal Pronoun System

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns and noun phrases. Personal pronouns are pronouns that take the...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 20, 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