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  • 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