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  • 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
  • Prepositional Verbs and Verb Phrase Complements

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that indicate action or state of being.” English verbs may be either transitive or intransitive....

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 19, 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
  • English Sentence Negation: How to Negate Sentences in English Grammar

    Negation is the grammatical operation whereby a proposition is replaced by one that states the opposite. An affirmative form expresses the...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 6, 2013
  • Grammatical Forms of English Adjective Phrases

    An adjective phrase is a phrase in which an adjective functions as the head of the phrase plus any modifiers and...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonApril 15, 2013
  • The Direct Object in English Grammar

    Direct objects are words, phrases, and clauses that follow a transitive verb and receive the action of the verb. Although nouns...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonApril 12, 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
  • Grammatical Forms of English Noun Phrases

    A noun phrase is a phrase in which a noun functions as the head of the phrase plus any determiners, modifiers,...

    English NounsHeather JohnsonMarch 26, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of Verbs in Predicate Verb Phrases

    A predicate is defined as a word or phrase that expresses the action performed by the grammatical subject or the state...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 14, 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
  • The Adjunct Adverbial in English Grammar

    Adjunct adverbials are words, phrases, and clauses that modify an entire clause by providing additional information about time, place, manner, condition,...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonFebruary 20, 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