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Practical English 1

Parts of Speech

The name of any person, place, thing, or quality Noun
A word that can be substituted for a noun Pronoun
A word that helps to make a noun or pronoun more definite by adding description Adjective
A word used to express action or a state of being Verb
A word used to primarily to modify a verb Adverb
A word that shows the logical relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in a sentence Preposition
A word that joins words, groups of words, or sentences; it can also show relationships between ideas Conjunction
This word expresses emotion and is often followed by an exclamation point Interjection
A unit of spoken language Syllable
The primary stress placed on one syllable of a word Accent
The main expression of human thought Language
A word that names any GENERAL type of person, place, thing, or animal Common Noun
A capitalized word that names a SPECIFIC person place, or thing Proper Noun
A word that names a quality, condition, idea, or feeling that can't be identified by the senses of taste, touch, sight, sound, or smell Abstract Noun
A word that names a specific object that can be identified by sight, taste, smell, sound, or touch Concrete Noun
A word that may refer to a noun speaking, being spoken to, or being spoken about Personal Pronoun
Pronouns or adjectives that show ownership Possessive
Pronouns or adjectives used in asking questions Interrogative
THIS, THESE, THAT, and THOSE are this type of pronoun or adjective Demonstrative
This type of pronoun shows a relationship by introducing a new idea into a sentence Relative
This type of pronoun refers to an unspecified noun, or sometimes just to a thing in general Indefinite
The person, place, thing, or idea that a pronoun replaces or refers back to Antecedent
Th most frequently used class of adjectives Articles
The degree of comparison shown by the following sentence: "John is taller than Lisa." Comparative
The degree of comparison shown by the following sentence: "Amy is the shortest girl in her class." Superlative
An adjective that expresses a quality that is complete (which doesn't have comparative or superlative forms) Absolute
The two main types of verbs Action and Linking
When a form of TO BE is followed by a main verb, it is this type of verb Helping Verb
When a form of TO BE is the main verb, it is this type of verb Linking Verb
The function of the word MIGHT in the following sentence: "We might go out to dinner on Friday." Helping Verb
Verbs have this many principal parts Four
The principal part of a verb containing the TO form of the verb Infinitive
The principal part of a verb ending in -ING Present Participle
The principal part of a verb used with HAVE, HAS, or HAD Past Participle
English verbs have this many simple tenses Three
English verbs have this many perfect tenses Three
This verb tense is formed using the helping verb TO BE with the present participle of the main verb Progressive
The most useful and commonly used verb in the English language TO BE
This verb is necessary to form the perfect tenses TO HAVE
In sentences with verbs in the ACTIVE VOICE, the subject performs a specific action; in this voice, the subject is acted upon Passive
Most adverbs require the addition of this word to form the comparative degree More
Most adverbs require the addition of this word to form the superlative degree Most
Adverbs often, but not always, end in LY
The preposition, its object, and any other words contained between them make up a(n) Prepositional phrase
Prepositional phrases function in sentences as Adjectives or Adverbs
This type of conjunction is always found in a pair Correlative
This type of conjunction joins two or more words or ideas in a sentence Coordinating
This type of conjunction introduces an adverbial clause Subordinating
A word may serve as different parts of speech according to its ______ within a particular sentence. function
In formal writing, use of this part of speech is normally not considered to be appropriate Interjection
If a verb ignores the "normal" rules of conjugation, it is given this label Irregular
Created by: iambright
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