Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Nouns

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Nouns
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antecedent
In grammar, an antecedent is an expression that gives its meaning to a pro-form
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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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pronoun
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase
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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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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
pronoun
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase
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'
antecedent
In grammar, an antecedent is an expression that gives its meaning to a pro-form
compound subject
A compound subject is two or more individual noun phrases coordinated to form a single, longer noun phrase
part of speech
A part of speech is a category of words which have similar grammatical properties
plural
The plural , in many languages, is one of the values of the grammatical category of number
collective noun
In linguistics, a collective noun is a word which refers to a collection of things taken as a whole

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