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Grammar

Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, and Adverbs

TermDefinition
Proper Nouns Refer to specific people and places and are usually written with an initial capital letter. Luton, M1, Stephen
Common Nouns Classify things into types or general categories. Car, dog, flower
Collective Nouns Name a complete group or set of people, animals, or things. Choir, army, herd
Concrete Nouns Refer to physical things like people, objects, and places, things that can be observed and measured. Table, pencil, road
Abstract Nouns Refer to ideas, processes, occasions, times, and qualities; they cannot be measured, touched, or seen in the same way as concrete nouns. Mistrake, freedom, thought
Dynamic Verbs A verb which relates to action. Sleep, arrive, read
Static Verbs A verb which expresses states of being or thought processes rather than actions. Know, wish, made
Auxiliary Verbs A verb which is not the main verb but helps the main verb.
Primary Verbs A verb that can either be a main verb or an auxiliary verb. To be, to do, to have
Modal Verbs A type of auxiliary verb. Can/could, shall/should, will/would, may/might/must
Adverbs of Manner An adverb which describes how an action happens. Quickly, lazily, happily
Adverbs of Time An adverb which describes when an action happens. Yesterday, a few months ago, next week
Adverbs of Place An adverb which describes where an action happens. In the garden, into the mall, on the hill
Adverbs of Intensity An adverb which can modify adjectives or other verbs. Really, extremely. very
Descriptive Adjective A fact based adjective such as the shape and size of an object. Hairy, green, large
Evaluative Adjective An opinion based adjective that can reflect thought and experience. Scary, tiring, funny
Comparative Adjective An adjective which either ends in -er or has more/less before it. Better, more beautiful, less intelligent
Superlative Adjective An adjective which either ends in -est or has most/least before it. Bravest, most amazing, least annoying
Pre-modifying Adjective An adjective which is placed before the noun. Green grass, hairy bear, slow snail
Post-modifying Adjective An adjective which is placed after the noun. The park is beautiful, the car was dirty, the cat is ginger
Created by: F51994