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  • The Perfect in English Grammar

    Perfects are words that express the perfect aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Perfects function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonNovember 20, 2013
  • The Prepositional Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Prepositional phrase modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that modify or describe a prepositional phrase. A prepositional phrase consists of a...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonNovember 18, 2013
  • Using Adjective Clauses as Prepositional Phrase Modifiers

    Adjective clauses, which are a type of dependent or subordinate clause, consist of a relative pronoun followed by a clause that...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonNovember 15, 2013
  • The Prepositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Prepositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition plus...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonNovember 6, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Verb Phrase Complements

    Traditional grammars notionally define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state of being.” Verb phrases consist of a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonNovember 4, 2013
  • Using Verb Phrases as Adjective Phrase Complements

    Verbs are notionally defined by traditional grammars as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonNovember 2, 2013
  • Using Prepositional Phrases as Verb Phrase Complements

    Traditional grammars notionally define prepositions as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal...

    English PrepositionsHeather JohnsonOctober 31, 2013
  • Using Prepositional Phrases as Noun Phrase Modifiers

    Traditional grammars define prepositions as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal relations.”...

    English PrepositionsHeather JohnsonOctober 27, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Passives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state of being.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 25, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Progressives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 24, 2013
  • 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
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Perfects

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 22, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Operators

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 17, 2013
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Modals

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 15, 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