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English Language

Nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs

TermDefinition
Noun a word used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things.
Abstract Noun a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state.
Proper Noun a name used for an individual person, place, or organisation, spelled with an initial capital letter.
Collective Noun a count 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.
Concrete Noun a noun denoting a material object.
Verb a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.
Dynamic Verb a verb that shows continued or progressive action on the part of the subject.
Stative Verb a verb used primarily to describe a state or situation.
Auxiliary Verb a verb used in forming the tenses, moods, and voices of other verbs.
Adjective a word naming an attribute of a noun.
Descriptive the type of adjectives that are used to express the size, colour, or shape of a person, a thing, an animal, or a place.
Evaluative forming or giving an opinion of the amount, value or quality of something after thinking about it carefully.
Comparative adjective an adjective indicating a greater degree of the quality that the adjective describes.
Superlative adjective an adjective which takes the comparison of nouns to the highest degree.
Adverb a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb.
Adverb of Manner the way or how something is done.
Adverb of Time how long, or when a certain action has happened.
Adverb of Place talks about the location where the action of the verb is being carried out.
Adverb of Degree tell us about the intensity or degree of an action, an adjective or another adverb.
Exclamatory Sentence a type of sentence that makes an exclamation.
Interrogative Sentence a type of sentence that asks a question.
Imperative Sentence a direct command. It can end in a full stop or an exclamation mark, depending on the forcefulness of the command.
Declarative Sentence makes a statement or “declares” something:
Minor Sentence a word, phrase, or clause functioning as a sentence, lacking the grammatical completeness and independence of a full sentence
Compound Sentence a sentence with more than one subject or predicate.
Complex Sentence a sentence containing a subordinate clause or clauses.
Simple Sentence a sentence consisting of only one clause.
Main Clause a clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate.
Subordinate Clause a clause, typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main clause
Adverb of frequency how often a certain action has happened.
Created by: Haribro