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TermDefinition
Active Voice the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb;
Adjective a word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.
Collective Noun a noun that denotes a group of individuals
Common Noun a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual.
Complex Sentence a sentence containing a subordinate clause or clauses.
Compound Adjective a compound of two or more attributive words: That is, more than one word that together modify a noun.
Compound Noun words written together, words that are hyphenated, or separate words that go together by meaning.
Compound Sentence a sentence with more than one subject or predicate.
Compound-Complex Sentence a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
Conjunctive Adverbs A conjunctive adverb is a function word that connects two independent clauses. It also provides adverbial emphasis.
Conjunction the action or an instance of two or more events or things occurring at the same point in time or space.
Coordinating Conjunction a conjunction placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank, e.g., and, but, or.
Correlative Conjunctions A correlative conjunction is a coordinating conjunction that pairs up with other words to connect elements in a sentence.
Demonstrative Pronouns Pronouns that point to specific things: this, that, these, and those.
Dependent Clause is a clause that augments an independent clause with additional information, but which cannot stand alone as a sentence.
Direct Object a noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb, for example the dog in Jimmy fed the dog
Ellipses the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.
Gerund a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as a noun, in English ending in -ing, e.g., asking in do you mind my asking you?.
Imperative Mood mood that signals directive modality, especially in commands. Its use may be extended to signal permission.
Indefinite Pronouns a pronoun that does not refer to any person, amount, or thing in particular, e.g., anything, something, anyone, everyone.
Indicative Mood a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
Indirect Object a noun phrase referring to someone or something that is affected by the action of a transitive verb (typically as a recipient), but is not the primary object (e.g., him in give him the book ).
Infinitive the basic form of a verb, without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense (e.g., see in we came to see, let him see ).
Interjection an abrupt remark, made especially as an aside or interruption.
Interrogative Pronoun often stands for something that we are not aware of yet, because we are asking about it. We
Intransitive Pronoun transmits action to an object and may also have an indirect object, which indicates to or for whom the action is done.
Irregular Verb
Mixed (Standard) Punctuation
Noun
Noun Clause
Open Punctuation
Orphan
Participle
Participle Phrase
Passive Voice
Past Participle
Perfect Participle
Personal Pronouns
Phrase
Possessive Pronouns
Predicate Adjective
Predicate Nominative
Preposition(s)
Present Participle
Pronoun
Proper Noun
Reciprocal Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Regular Verb
Relative Pronoun
Sentence
Subjunctive Mood
Subordinating Conjunction
Tense of Verb
Transitive Verb
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