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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
  • Copular English Verbs

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonFebruary 9, 2016
  • Intransitive English Verbs

    Notional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonFebruary 7, 2016
  • English Noun Clauses

    Noun clauses are independent, or subordinate, clauses that perform nominal functions. Clauses are grammatical structures that contain a subject and a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 2, 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
  • Using Noun Clauses as Subject Complements

    Clauses are grammatical structures that consist of a subject and a predicate. Dependent or subordinate clauses are clauses that cannot function...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonJune 30, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Subject Complements

    Traditional grammars define nouns as naming people, places, things, and ideas. Noun phrases consist of a noun including a pronoun and...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 16, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Noun Clauses

    A noun clause is a dependent clause that consists of a subordinating conjunction followed by a clause and that performs a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonJune 11, 2013
  • English Verbs: Copular, Intransitive, Transitive, Ditransitive, and Ambitransitive

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “action or state of being words.” In the English language, main or principal verbs may be...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMay 25, 2013
  • The Subject Complement in English Grammar

    Subject complements are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that follow a copular, or linking, verb and refer back to modify,...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMarch 28, 2013
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Subject Complements

    In traditional grammar books, nouns have been defined as describing people, places, things, and ideas. Noun phrases consist of a noun...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 23, 2011
  • The English Personal Pronoun System

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns and noun phrases. Personal pronouns are pronouns that take the...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 20, 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