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  • Phrasal Verb Dictionary: D

    Phrasal verbs are a common English verb form that consist of a verb followed by a p-word that functions as a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 8, 2013
  • Using P-words as Particles

    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 JohnsonAugust 26, 2013
  • The Particle in English Grammar

    Particles are function words that express grammatical relationships with other words. Function words are words that perform definite grammatical functions but...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJuly 13, 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
  • 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
  • Linguistic Non-errors in the English Language: Grammar Rules to Only Sometimes Follow

    Many well-meaning but misinformed grammarians and language purists argue in favor of prescriptive grammatical rules. The English language has no shortage...

    InformationHeather JohnsonApril 25, 2013
  • Phrasal Verbs: The Elephant Is a Whole, Not Its Parts

    Although grammatical relationships among forms of lexemes are expressed through either inflection or periphrasis, English is a highly periphrastic language. According...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJanuary 23, 2012
  • 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