English Language Grammar AO1

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Concrete noun
A noun that is identified through the 5 senses, e.g. 'phone'
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Abstract noun
Noun that denotes an idea, quality or state rather than a real object
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Proper noun
The name of a person, place, organisation, etc. e.g. London
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Verb
Word used to describe an action, state or occurrence, e.g. 'hear' 'become' 'happen'
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Modal verb (modal, modal auxiliary verb, or modal auxiliary)
Verb used to indicate modality, e.g. can/could, may/might, must, will/would, and shall/should.
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Adjective
Used to describe and modify other words, e.g. 'exciting'
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Adverb
Modifies a verb and answers these questions - How? How often? When? Where?
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Pronoun
Word that takes place of a noun, e.g. I, me, he, she, herself, you, it, that, they, each, few, many, who, whoever, whose, someone, everybody, etc
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Conjunction
Connects two clauses together, e.g. 'but' 'and'
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Subject
A person/thing to which a specific action or feeling is directed
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Object
Person or thing to which a specific action or feeling is directed
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Active voice
The subject performs the action expressed by the verb, e.g. The student wrote a song.
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Passive voice
The subject receives the action expressed by the verb, e.g. A song was written by the student.
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Noun Phrase
A word or group of words containing a noun and functioning in a sentence as subject, object, or prepositional object.
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Declarative mood
Unqualified statement of fact
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Imperative mood
Demand/request
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Interrogative mood
A question
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Exclamatory mood
Exclaiming something
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Main clause
a clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate.
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Subordinate clause
a clause, typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main clause
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Minor sentence
A sentence that is not fully formed or that isn't complete, e.g. 'hey'
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Simple sentence
Sentence consisting of one clause
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Compound sentence
Sentence with more than one subject
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Complex sentence
Sentence containing a subordinate clause
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Tense
The time in which the language is said and portrayed, e.g. past, present or future
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Aspect
One part of a situation, problem, subject, etc
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Deixis
Words and phrases that cannot be understood without context information
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Abstract noun

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Noun that denotes an idea, quality or state rather than a real object

Card 3

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Proper noun

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Card 4

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Verb

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Card 5

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Modal verb (modal, modal auxiliary verb, or modal auxiliary)

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