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  • Using Noun Clauses as Subjects

    Clauses consist of a subject and a predicate. Dependent or subordinate clauses are clauses that cannot function independently as complete sentences...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonJune 29, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Appositives

    The notional definition of a noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Pronouns are a subcategory...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 28, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Prepositional Complements

    Traditional grammars define nouns as words that refer to people, places, things, and ideas. A subcategory of nouns, pronouns are words...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 27, 2013
  • The Noun Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Noun phrase complements are words, phrases, and clauses that complete the meaning of a noun or noun phrase. Unlike noun phrase...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 23, 2013
  • The Noun Phrase Modifier in English Grammar

    Noun phrase modifiers are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that describe a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase. Although adjectives and...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 22, 2013
  • The Prepositional Complement in English Grammar

    Prepositional complements are defined as the word, phrase, or clause that directly follows the preposition and completes the meaning of the...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 21, 2013
  • The Indirect Object in English Grammar

    Indirect objects are words, phrases, and clauses that follow a ditransitive verb and indicate to or for whom or what the...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 21, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Indirect Objects

    Nouns are traditionally defined as words that refer to people, places, things, and ideas. A subcategory of nouns, pronouns are words...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 20, 2013
  • Prepositional Verbs and Verb Phrase Complements

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that indicate action or state of being.” English verbs may be either transitive or intransitive....

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 19, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Direct Objects

    Traditional grammars describe nouns as words that name people, places, things, and ideas. Pronouns are a subcategory of nouns that take...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 17, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Subjects

    The traditional definition of the noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase is...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 15, 2013
  • The Object Complement in English Grammar

    Object complements are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that directly follow and describe or complete the direct object. Object complements...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 13, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Noun Phrase Heads

    Nouns are traditionally defined as words that name people, places, things, and ideas. A pronoun is a word that takes the...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 9, 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