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  • 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
  • Using Adjective Clauses as Verb 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 JohnsonOctober 13, 2013
  • The Verb Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Verb phrase complements are words and phrases that complete the meaning of a verb or verb phrase. Unlike verb phrase modifiers...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonOctober 8, 2013
  • The Adjective Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Adjective phrase modifiers are words and phrases that that modify or describe an adjective or adjective phrase. Unlike adjective phrase complements...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonOctober 6, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Indirect Objects

    Notional grammars traditionally define verbs as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase is a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 5, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Direct Objects

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

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 4, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Subject Complements

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase is a grammatical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 1, 2013
  • Subject Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Subject pronouns are pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 30, 2013
  • English Modal Verbs

    Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb that express modality in the English language. Modality is the grammaticalized expression of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 29, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Subjects

    Traditional grammars define the verb as a “word that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase is...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 28, 2013
  • Using P-words as Infinitive Markers

    P-words are defined as prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions. P-words are function words, which are...

    English P-wordsHeather JohnsonSeptember 26, 2013
  • The Operator in English Grammar

    Operators are words that facilitate the expression of a negation, interrogatives, and emphasis in the English language. Operators function within verb...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonSeptember 25, 2013
  • The Adverb Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Adverb phrase heads are words that function as the heads of adverb phrases. An adverb phrase consists of an adverb plus...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonSeptember 24, 2013
  • The Adjective Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Adjective phrase complements are words, phrases, and clauses that complete the meaning of an adjective or adjective phrase. Unlike adjective phrase...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonSeptember 22, 2013
  • Using Adverbs and Adverb Phrases as Verb Phrase Modifiers

    Traditional grammars define adverbs as words that describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and clauses. An adverb phrase consists of an adverbs...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 21, 2013