Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Pronouns & Antecedents

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Pronouns & Antecedents
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apostrophe
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
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subject pronoun
In linguistics, a subject pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used as the subject of a verb
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object pronoun
In linguistics, an object pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used typically as a grammatical object: the direct or indirect object of a verb, or the object of a preposition
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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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object
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
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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
object
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
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'
object pronoun
In linguistics, an object pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used typically as a grammatical object: the direct or indirect object of a verb, or the object of a preposition
subject pronoun
In linguistics, a subject pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used as the subject of a verb
apostrophe
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
contract
A contract is a voluntary arrangement between two or more parties that is enforceable at law as a binding legal agreement
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
personal pronoun
Personal pronouns are pronouns that are associated primarily with a particular grammatical person – first person , second person , or third person
plural
The plural , in many languages, is one of the values of the grammatical category of number
Relative pronouns
A relative pronoun marks a relative clause; it has the same referent in the main clause of a sentence that the relative modifies
Indefinite pronouns
An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that refers to non-specific beings, objects, or places
contraction
A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds

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