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english language

grammatical devices

Common noun General nouns such as car, dog, flower and chair
Concrete noun They are particular nouns which are physical things like people, objects and places- Guitar, table and clothes
Abstract noun They refer to ideas, processes, occasions, times and qualities. one example would be the idea of racism.
Proper noun Refer to specific people or places- usually written with an initial capital letter- England, Wales, Maxine, Friday.
Collective noun Names a complete group or set of people, animals or things. EG- a flock of sheep, a gang of youths.
Descriptive adjective It is a factual description and an objective description also. for example size, shape, colour.
Evaluative adjective An opinion based on description, subjective eg- beautiful, funny, best.
Pre-modifying adjective pre-modifying adjective is a word which
Post-modifying adjective
Comparative adjective They compare the attributes between two different nouns. usually in weight, height, depth and distance but can be used in other non-physical terms too.
Superlative adjective All adjectives can be used in these forms- wet, wetter, wettest for example.
Main verb
Auxiliary verb They are the helping verbs which assist a lexical verb in a sentence.
Dynamic verb Tell us that a specific physical, mental or perceptual action is taking place in a sentence. e.g kick or speak.
Stative verb No action takes place e.g- be, have, dream, think, wonder, imagine.
Primary auxiliary be,have,do
Modal auxiliary Can, could, should, shall, would, will, may, might and must.
Verb phrase A verb phrase is a phrase of verbs spaced out within a sentence
Adverb of time Expresses the time or duration of an action
Adverb of manner Expresses how an action was carried out
Adverb of place Expresses the position, direction or distance of an event
Adverb of degree Expresses the intensity of the extent to which an action takes place
Adverb of frequency Expresses how often the action is carried out.
Created by: fizahx



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