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  • Not All Forms That Function as Adverbials Are Adverbs

    The other day I read a tweet that made some claims about adverbs: “The -s in “unawares,” as in “they were...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonMay 1, 2019
  • Are ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Today’, and ‘Tomorrow’ Nouns or Adverbs?

    Are the words yesterday, today, and tomorrow adverbs or nouns? Oxford Living Dictionaries identifies all three words as an adverb first...

    English AdverbsHeather JohnsonApril 14, 2019
  • Lies Your Grammar Teacher Told You: Nouns and Adjectives

    Notional grammars define adjectives as “words that describe nouns.” Big, cute, green, small, and wonky are prototypical adjectives. In big bully,...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonMarch 31, 2019
  • The Determinative in English Grammar

    Determinatives are words and phrases that express additional information such as definiteness, proximity, quantity, and relationships about a noun phrase or...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJuly 9, 2013
  • Punctuation Rules for Apostrophes in Written English

    Punctuation marks are a convention of written language that ensure the clarity of writing for both readers and writers. There are...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 7, 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
  • 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
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Determinatives

    In traditional treatments of grammar, nouns are defined as words that denote a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 30, 2011
  • English Nouns

    Notional grammars define nouns as “words that name people, places, things, and ideas.” Noun phrases are phrases that consist of a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 17, 2011