Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Conjunctions

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Conjunctions
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clause
In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
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independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
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conjunction
In grammar, a conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases, or clauses
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conjunction
In grammar, a conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases, or clauses
independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
clause
In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
phrase
In everyday speech, a phrase may be any group of words, often carrying a special idiomatic meaning; in this sense it is roughly synonymous with expression
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

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