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  • Pluralizing Last Names: Never Use an Apostrophe

    One way in which nouns differ from other grammatical forms in the English language is grammatical number. Prototypical English nouns have...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 16, 2018
  • The Appositive in English Grammar

    Appositives are words, phrases, and clauses that supports another word, phrase, or clause by describing or modifying the other word, phrase,...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 14, 2018
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Noun Phrase Modifiers

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “words that denote actions and states of being.” A verb phrase consists of a verb plus...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 15, 2013
  • English Pronouns

    Notional grammars define pronouns as “small words that take the place of nouns and other grammatical forms.” Pronoun is a subcategory...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonAugust 29, 2013
  • The Noun Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Noun phrase heads are words that function as the heads of noun phrases. A noun phrase consists of a noun or...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonAugust 14, 2013
  • The Predicate Nominative in English Grammar

    Predicate nominatives, or predicate nouns, are defined as nominal grammatical forms that perform the grammatical function of subject complement. Subject complements...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJuly 18, 2013
  • Types of Nouns: Common, Proper, Collective, Compound, Count, and Noncount

    Traditional grammars define nouns as “words that name people, places, things, and ideas.” Prototypical nouns express grammatical number, singular and plural,...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMay 19, 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
  • Possessive Nouns in English

    Possessive nouns are nouns that indicate a possession of or some other relationship to another word or phrase. In the English...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 25, 2013
  • Irregular Plural Nouns in English

    Prototypical English nouns have both singular and plural forms. Singular nouns refer to one “person, place, thing, or idea” while plural...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 23, 2013
  • Regular Plural Nouns in English

    Prototypical English nouns have both singular and plural forms. Singular nouns refer to one “person, place, thing, or idea” while plural...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 23, 2013
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Appositives

    As defined by traditional grammars, a noun is a word that refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 21, 2013
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Adjunct Adverbials

    Nouns been defined by traditional grammars as words that refer to a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase is...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 20, 2013
  • Using Nouns and Pronouns as Noun Phrase Heads

    Traditional grammars define nouns as words that refer to people, places, things, and ideas. Pronouns are words that take the place...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 19, 2013