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English Grammar

from information on the Purdue OWL site

noun a word that denotes a person, place, or thing. In a sentence, nouns answer the questions who and what.
pronoun a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence.
subject pronouns I, We, You, She, He, It, They
object pronouns Me, Us, You, Her, Him, It, Them
article a, an, and the. Precedes a noun or a noun phrase in a sentence.
adjective a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may precede nouns, or they may appear after a form of the reflexive verb to be (am, are, is, was, etc.).
verb word that denotes action, or a state of being, in a sentence.
adverb modifies, or further describes, a verb. Adverbs may also modify adjectives. (Many, though not all, adverbs end in -ly.)
conjunction a word that joins two independent clauses, or sentences, together.
preposition works in combination with a noun or pronoun to create phrases that modify verbs, nouns/pronouns, or adjectives. Prepositional phrases convey a spatial, temporal, or directional meaning.
verbal a noun or adjective formed from a verb. There are three types of verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives
gerund a verbal that ends in -ing and functions as a noun.
participle a verbal that is used as an adjective and most often ends in -ing or -ed.
infinitive a verbal consisting of the word “to” plus a verb (in its simplest "stem" form) and functioning as a noun, adjective, or adverb.
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