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Common Noun A common noun is the word used for a class of person, Common Noun A common noun is the word used for a class of person, place or thing. Examples: car man bridge town water metal http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/nouns_different_types. htm

Pronouns A pronoun is a word used to replace a noun. I > me Pronouns A pronoun is a word used to replace a noun. I > me he > him she > her we > us they > them who > whom James is the first choice for the post. He has applied for it twice already. ("He" is a pronoun. In this example, it replaces the proper noun "James". ) ("It" is a pronoun. Here, it replaces the common noun "post". ) http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/nouns_different_types. htm

Pronouns • Clutching the coin, Maria ran to the shops. She went straight to Pronouns • Clutching the coin, Maria ran to the shops. She went straight to the counter and bought the sweets. ("She" is a pronoun. In this example, it replaces the noun "Maria". Pronouns are used for brevity. Imagine how wearisome a long prose would be if the writer used the full noun (in this case "Maria") every time. ) • The 8 -mile walk passes through pasture, parkland woodland. It takes you alongside many points of interest including a disused airfield. ("It" is a pronoun. In this example, it replaces "the 8 mile walk". ) http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/nouns_different_types. htm

Proper Noun A proper noun is the name of a person, place or thing Proper Noun A proper noun is the name of a person, place or thing (i. e. , its own name). A proper noun always starts with a capital letter. Examples: Michael Africa Peking Dayton Peace Accord United Nations The Tower of London Uncle George ("Uncle" is written with a capital letter because it is part of his name. ) My favorite auntie is Auntie Sally. (In this example, the first "auntie" is a common noun; whereas, the second "Auntie" is part of a proper noun. ) The Red Lion http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/nouns_different_types. htm

Adjectives Words that describe a noun; tells what kind and how many http: //www. Adjectives Words that describe a noun; tells what kind and how many http: //www. grammarmonster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier. Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

What is an Adjective? • Adjectives are describing words. They are used either before What is an Adjective? • Adjectives are describing words. They are used either before or after a noun to modify its meaning. Examples: • a large bass • The moon is bright tonight. http: //www. grammarmonster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier. Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Examples • • • the tall professor the lugubrious lieutenant a solid commitment a Examples • • • the tall professor the lugubrious lieutenant a solid commitment a month's pay a six-year-old child the unhappiest, richest man http: //www. grammarmonster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier. Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Compound Adjectives • A compound adjective is a single adjective comprising more than one Compound Adjectives • A compound adjective is a single adjective comprising more than one word. The words in a compound adjective are usually grouped together using hyphens. • four-foot table • 12 -page magazine • free-range eggs • never-to-be-forgotten experience • well-known lawyer http: //www. grammarmonster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier. Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Appearance Adjectives adorable beautiful clean elegant fancy glamorous handsome long old-fashioned plain sparkling ugliest Appearance Adjectives adorable beautiful clean elegant fancy glamorous handsome long old-fashioned plain sparkling ugliest wide-eyed Color Adjectives red orange yellow green blue purple gray black white http: //www. grammar-monster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Condition Adjectives better careful clever dead easy gifted helpful important inexpensive mushy odd powerful Condition Adjectives better careful clever dead easy gifted helpful important inexpensive mushy odd powerful rich shy uninterested wrong Time Adjectives ancient brief early fast late long modern old-fashioned quick rapid short slow swift young http: //www. grammar-monster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Feelings (Bad) Adjectives angry bewildered clumsy defeated embarrassed grumpy helpless itchy jealous lazy mysterious Feelings (Bad) Adjectives angry bewildered clumsy defeated embarrassed grumpy helpless itchy jealous lazy mysterious nervous obnoxious panicky repulsive scary thoughtless worried Feelings (Good) Adjectives brave calm delightful eager gentle happy jolly kind nice obedient proud silly thankful victorious witty http: //www. grammar-monster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Shape Adjectives crooked curved deep flat high narrow round skinny square Taste/Touch Adjectives bitter Shape Adjectives crooked curved deep flat high narrow round skinny square Taste/Touch Adjectives bitter delicious fresh juicy hot icy rotten salty sticky strong sweet tart wooden yummy Size Adjectives big gigantic great huge massive miniature petite scrawny short teeny-tiny http: //www. grammar-monster. com/glossary/adjectives. htm; Sadlier-Oxford Grammar Workshop; Pheonix Learning Resources

Verb “It’s what you do. ” Note to self: School House Rock http: //www. Verb “It’s what you do. ” Note to self: School House Rock http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/verbs. htm

Verbs are doing words A verb usually expresses an action. Examples: The doctor wrote Verbs are doing words A verb usually expresses an action. Examples: The doctor wrote the prescription. (In this example, the word "wrote" is a verb. It expresses the action 'to write'. ) Alison bought a ticket. (The word "bought" is a verb. It expresses the action 'to buy'. ) http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/verbs. htm

Adverbs When Where how Adverbs When Where how

What is an adverb? • An adverb can be added to a verb to What is an adverb? • An adverb can be added to a verb to modify its meaning. • Usually, an adverb tells you when, where, and how an action is performed. • Very many adverbs end in '. . . ly' • Although many adverbs end 'ly', lots do not, e. g. , fast, never, well, very, most, least, more, less, now, far and there.

Examples Anita placed the vase carefully on the shelf. (The word 'carefully' is an Examples Anita placed the vase carefully on the shelf. (The word 'carefully' is an adverb. It shows how the vase was placed. ) Tara walks gracefully. (The word 'gracefully' is an adverb. It modifies the verb 'to walk'. ) The dinner guests arrived early. ('early' - adverb; modifies 'to arrive') I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. (Oscar Wilde) ('thoroughly' - adverb; modifies 'to know')

Examples He runs fast. (The word 'fast' is an adverb. It modifies the verb Examples He runs fast. (The word 'fast' is an adverb. It modifies the verb 'to run'. ) You can set your watch by him. He always leaves at 5 o'clock. (The word 'always' is an adverb. It modifies the verb 'to leave'. ) She sometimes helps us. ('sometimes' - adverb; modifies 'to help')

Adverbs of Time Press the button now. ('now' - adverb of time) I have Adverbs of Time Press the button now. ('now' - adverb of time) I have never been. ('never' - adverb of time) I tell him daily. ('daily' - adverb of time)

Adverbs of Place Daisies grow everywhere. ('everywhere' - adverb of place) I did not Adverbs of Place Daisies grow everywhere. ('everywhere' - adverb of place) I did not put it there. ('there' - adverb of place)

Verbs Express Mental Actions Too Verbs do not necessarily express physical actions. They can Verbs Express Mental Actions Too Verbs do not necessarily express physical actions. They can express mental actions too: Example: Peter guessed the right number. (The word "guessed" is a verb. It expresses the action 'to guess'. ) I thought the same thing. (The word "thought" is a verb. It expresses the action 'to think'. ) http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/verbs. htm

Verbs Express a State of Being A small, but extremely important group of verbs Verbs Express a State of Being A small, but extremely important group of verbs do not express any action at all. The most important verb in this group is the verb 'to be'. This is seen in forms like: is, are, were, was, will be, etc. Examples: Edwina is the largest elephant in this area. (The word "is" is a verb from the verb 'to be'. ) It was me. (The word "was" is a verb from the verb 'to be'. ) I am. (The word "am" is a verb from the verb 'to be'. ) http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/verbs. htm

Subject and Predicate The subject of a sentence tells who or what the sentence Subject and Predicate The subject of a sentence tells who or what the sentence is about. Example: The green grapes grew on the vine. The predicate of a sentence tells what the subject does or is. Example: The bird sang a song. http: //www. grammarmonster. com/lessons/verbs. htm