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  • Common English Verbs

    The English verb system is often considered the most complex system of the English language. The following sections list the five...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 31, 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
  • Spanish Verbs: Forming Present Participles in Spanish

    The present participle in Spanish is primarily used with the verb estar ‘to be’ to form the present progressive of Spanish...

    InformationHeather JohnsonAugust 1, 2013
  • Grammatical Forms of English Prepositional Phrases

    A prepositional phrase is a phrase in which a preposition functions as the head of the phrase plus a prepositional complement....

    English PrepositionsHeather JohnsonJune 25, 2013
  • The Noun Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Noun phrase complements are words, phrases, and clauses that complete the meaning of a noun or noun phrase. Unlike noun phrase...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 23, 2013
  • The Prepositional Complement in English Grammar

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

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 21, 2013
  • The Indirect Object in English Grammar

    Indirect objects are words, phrases, and clauses that follow a ditransitive verb and indicate to or for whom or what the...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 21, 2013
  • The Object Complement in English Grammar

    Object complements are defined as words, phrases, and clauses that directly follow and describe or complete the direct object. Object complements...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJune 13, 2013
  • Present Participles of English Verbs

    Present participles, or -ing participles, are a nonfinite verb form in English that perform verbal, adjectival, and nominal functions. The following...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMay 10, 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
  • Witchy Speech

    Witches and wizards found in fantasy literature reveal themselves as magical not only through their actions and outward appearances but also...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 16, 2011