Word Classes

All you will need for your English language Exam on word Classes . Good Luck. 

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There are three types of nouns;

1.Proper nouns- used for specific places, names e.g England e.t.c

2.Concrete nouns- used when reffering to physical things e.g chair, drum e.t.c

3. Abstract nouns- used to refer to ideas, concepts and emotions. e.g happiness e.tc

In an exam situation being specific puts you up in the grade boundaries. For example you should say ' the pronoun noun 'English' has been used to emphasis on the ones heritage

IDENTIFYING NOUNS- most abstract nouns have 'the' infront of them e.g the feeling(however not all). Also most nouns have plurals.

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  • Appear before nouns e.g red car
  • Can be used on its own as a compliment. e.g the dress is beautiful
  • Precided by an intensifier (very, so,really,.)e.g really horrible film.

Types of adjectives;

  • Comparative- compares, uses the -er, more or as big as.
  • Superlative- extremes- the best/most/least/worst/biggest
  • Attributive- Adjectives directly before a noun 
  • Predicative- Comes after a noun/pronoun+copular verb (is). 
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Types of adverbs

  • Circumstance Adverbs- modify verbs by giving details of circumstances such as time, manner, place and frequency
    • Adverbs of manner- How something is done. HOW?
    • Adverbs of time- When something is done.WHEN?soon,yesterday or now
    • Adverbs of place-Where something is done. WHERE?
    • Adverb of frequency- How often something is done.
  • Degree Adverbs-Describe other adverbs or adjectives. Modifiers/Intensifiers e.g very, quite, extremely e.t.c
  • Sentence Adverbs-
    • Disjucts- Attitudes e.g perharps, unfotunately,
    • Conjucts- Linking e.g on the other hand, 
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