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  • Using Pronouns as Subjects

    The traditional definition of the noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase is...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJune 15, 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
  • 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 English Relative Pronoun System

    Relative pronouns are both a type of pronoun that take the place of another word, phrase, or clause and a type...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonApril 21, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Pronouns and Pronoun Phrases

    Nouns are traditionally defined as “persons, places, things, and ideas.” Noun phrases are defined as phrases that consist of a noun...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonApril 20, 2013
  • The English Interrogative Pronoun System

    Interrogative pronouns are a type of pronoun that take the place of another word, phrase, or clause. Similar to interrogative determiners,...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonApril 3, 2013
  • The English Demonstrative Pronoun System

    Demonstrative pronouns are a type of pronoun that take the place of another word, phrase, or clause. Like demonstrative determiners, demonstrative...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonApril 1, 2013
  • The English Indefinite Pronoun System

    Traditional grammars defined pronouns as “small words that take the place of nouns and noun phrases.” In additional to the personal...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonMarch 29, 2013
  • The Subject in English Grammar

    Subjects are words, phrases, and clauses that perform the action of or act upon the verb. Although nouns, pronouns, and noun...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMarch 10, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Nouns and Noun Phrases

    Noun phrases including nouns and pronouns perform eleven main grammatical functions within sentences in the English language. The eleven functions of...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 7, 2013
  • Using Nouns and Noun Phrases as Subjects

    A noun is traditionally defined as a word that denotes a person, place, thing, or idea. A noun phrase is a...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 22, 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