Eight Parts of Speech

A “part of speech” is a term used in traditional grammar for one of the eight main categories into which words are classified according to their functions in sentences. Also…

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English Grammar Phrases

English Grammar: Types of Phrases A phrase is a group of words without both a subject and predicate. Phrases combine words into a larger unit that can function as a sentence…

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List of Subordinate Conjunctions

A Conjunction is a word that connects various words, clauses or phrases. The primary objective of a subordinate conjunction is to provide the switch/transition between at least two notions in…

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Adjectives and Adverbs

Definitions An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (i.e., describes) a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before the word they modify. Examples: That is a…


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Introductory Clauses

Commas After Introductions Summary: This resource offers a number of pages about comma use. Contributors:Dana Driscoll, Allen Brizee Last Edited: 2013-01-04 12:37:54 Introductory Clauses Introductory clauses are dependent clauses that…

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Capitalization Rules and Examples

Capitalization Examples Capitalize proper Nouns:  David Attenborough, Grace Kelly, William Shakespeare, Korea Capitalize proper adjectives, which are adjectives derived from proper nouns:  British, American, Shakespearean, Korean Note: words derived from proper…

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