Flashcards - NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language

Flashcards - NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
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gerund
Gerund is a term for a verb form that functions as a noun
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verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
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subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
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noun
A noun is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas
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article
An article is a word that is used alongside a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun
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article
An article is a word that is used alongside a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun
noun
A noun is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas
subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
gerund
Gerund is a term for a verb form that functions as a noun
object
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
clause
In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
dependent clause
A dependent clause is a clause that provides an independent clause with additional information, but which cannot stand alone as a sentence
independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
modifier
In grammar, a modifier is an optional element in phrase structure or clause structure

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