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Book of
Grammar

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Adjective
A word, such as heavy,
red, or sweet, that is
used to describe a noun.

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Adverb
A word, such as very,
really, or slowly, that is
used to give more
information about an
adjective, verb, or other
adverb.

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Auxiliary verb
Auxiliary verbs are used
to form tenses of other
verbs. The main ones
are be, do, and have.

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Clause
A group of words that
contains a verb and
either forms part of a
sentence or is a
complete sentence in
itself. For example:

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I went to the bank and
drew out some money.
[clause] [clause]




Collective noun
A noun which refers to a
group of people or
things, e.g. team,

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family, police,
committee.




Comparative

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The comparative form of
an adjective is used for
comparing two people
or things, to express the
fact that one of the two
has a higher degree of a
quality than the other
(e.g. taller, happier,
more popular).

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Compound
A word made up of two
or more existing words,
such as credit card,
left-handed, or website.

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Conditional clause
A clause which describes
something that is
possible or probable,
usually beginning with if
or unless. For example:
If it rains, the match will
be cancelled.

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