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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
  • A Short History of ‘You’

    “What’s wrong with you?” posits the Oxford Dictionaries. But, seriously, what’s up with the oddness that is the second person personal...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonMarch 12, 2019
  • Reflexive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Reflexive pronouns are pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJanuary 12, 2016
  • Possessive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of other grammatical forms such as nouns and noun phrases. Possessive pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonMarch 16, 2015
  • Object Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Object pronouns are pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonFebruary 20, 2015
  • The Adpositional Complement in English Grammar

    Adpositional complements are defined as the word, phrase, or clause that directly follows the adposition and completes the meaning of the...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonFebruary 10, 2014
  • Using Prepositional Phrases as Prepositional Complements

    Traditional notional grammars define prepositions as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal...

    English PrepositionsHeather JohnsonJanuary 29, 2014
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Prepositional Complements

    Verbs are traditionally defined by notional grammars as “words that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonDecember 4, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nominal Functions of English Verbs and Verb Phrases

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Verb phrases are phrases that consist of a verb plus...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 22, 2013
  • Using Noun Clauses as Prepositional Complements

    A clause is a grammatical structure that consists of a subject and a predicate. A dependent or subordinate clause is a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonAugust 17, 2013
  • Using Relative Pronouns as Prepositional Complements

    The noun is defined in traditional notional grammars as a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A pronoun...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJuly 21, 2013
  • Nominal Functions of English Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    Traditional grammars define prepositions as “words that indicate a relation between the noun or pronoun and another word, which may be...

    English PrepositionsHeather JohnsonJuly 7, 2013
  • Using Pronouns as Prepositional Complements

    Traditional grammars define nouns as words that refer to people, places, things, and ideas. A subcategory of nouns, pronouns are words...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 27, 2013