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Grammar Rules Review

Grammar Rules Review

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Grammar Rules Review This is a quick, basic grammar review for nouns, verbs, and the sometimes confusing usage of lay versus lie, and rise versus raise. This reference can be used for term papers, grammar class reviews, or simply for anyone confused or curious about the basics of English grammar. Nouns 1. Noun identification 2. Count, Mass, and Collective Nouns 3. Plural and Possessive Nouns Noun Identification What is a noun? A noun is a person, place, thing, quality, animal, idea or activity. For example: Person — Maria Place — Detroit Thing — Desk Quality — Width Animal — Dog Idea — Independence Activity — Navigation Spot the nouns in a sentence: Maria went into the city to purchase detergent. Nouns: Person — Maria Place — City Thing — Detergent The functions of no
PRONOUNS

PRONOUNS

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Pronouns replace nouns. Without them, language would be repetitious, lengthy, and awkward: President John Kennedy had severe back trouble, and although President John Kennedy approached stairs gingerly and lifted with care, President John Kennedy did swim and sail, and occasionally President John Kennedy even managed to play touch football with friends, family members, or co-workers. With pronouns taking the place of some nouns, that sentence reads more naturally: President John Kennedy had severe back trouble, and although he approached stairs gingerly and lifted with care, he did swim and sail, and occasionally he even managed to play touch football with friends, family members, or co-workers. The pronoun he takes the place of the proper noun President John Kennedy. This
Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech

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THE EIGHT PARTS OF SPEECH There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. The part of speech indicates how the word functions in meaning as well as grammatically within the sentence. An individual word can function as more than one part of speech when used in different circumstances. Understanding parts of speech is essential for determining the correct definition of a word when using the dictionary. 1. NOUN A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. man... Butte College... house... happiness A noun is a word for a person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns are often used with an article (the, a, an), but not always. Proper nouns always start with a capital letter; common