English word classes

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Adjective
A modifier used to add detail, usually to nouns. e.g the tall man
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Comparative Adjective
A modifier used to make comparisons. e.g the taller man
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Superlative Adjective
A modifier used to intensify those comparisons. e.g the tallest man
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Adverb
A modifier used to add detail to verbs and adjectives. e.g the tall man shouted loudly
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Conjunction
Joining words (connectives). e.g the tall man and the tall woman
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g floc
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital lette
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she i
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything, nothing, no-one
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Relative Pronoun
Refer directly back to the noun they're replacing. e.g that, who, whose, which
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Interrogative Pronoun
Used when asking questions. e.g who, wh
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything, nothing, no-one
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Relative Pronoun
Refer directly back to the noun they're replacing. e.g that, who, whose, which
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Interrogative Pronoun
Used when asking questions. e.g who, whom, what, whose
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Verb
A "doing word". e.g the tall man shouted
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Infinitive Verb
The verb in its base form. e.g to be, to thin,
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything, nothing, no-one
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Relative Pronoun
Refer directly back to the noun they're replacing. e.g that, who, whose, which
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Interrogative Pronoun
Used when asking questions. e.g who, whom, what, whose
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Verb
A "doing word". e.g the tall man shouted
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Infinitive Verb
The verb in its base form. e.g to be, to think, to jump
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Dynamic Verb
Refer to physical actions. e.g to run, to jump, to explode
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Stative Verb
Refer to states or conditions. e.g to feel, to think, to have
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything, nothing, no-one
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Relative Pronoun
Refer directly back to the noun they're replacing. e.g that, who, whose, which
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Interrogative Pronoun
Used when asking questions. e.g who, whom, what, whose
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Verb
A "doing word". e.g the tall man shouted
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Infinitive Verb
The verb in its base form. e.g to be, to think, to jump
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Dynamic Verb
Refer to physical actions. e.g to run, to jump, to explode
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Stative Verb
Refer to states or conditions. e.g to feel, to think, to have
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Main Verb
The single verb in the sentence that expresess the main meaning
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Auxilliary Verb
"Helpin
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything, nothing, no-one
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Relative Pronoun
Refer directly back to the noun they're replacing. e.g that, who, whose, which
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Interrogative Pronoun
Used when asking questions. e.g who, whom, what, whose
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Verb
A "doing word". e.g the tall man shouted
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Infinitive Verb
The verb in its base form. e.g to be, to think, to jump
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Dynamic Verb
Refer to physical actions. e.g to run, to jump, to explode
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Stative Verb
Refer to states or conditions. e.g to feel, to think, to have
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Main Verb
The single verb in the sentence that expresess the main meaning
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Auxiliary Verb
"Helping verbs" are placed in front of the main verb to clarify and help meaning. e.g to be, to have and to do.
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Co-ordinating Conjunction
Used when the parts of the sentences to be joined are of equal value. e.g and, but, or
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Subordinating Conjunction
Used to introduce a subordinating clause. e.g because, although, unless, until
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Determiner
Words that come before nouns and refer directly to them. e.g the tall man
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Possessive Determiner
Used to show possession. e.g my, our, your, his, her, its, their
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Demonstrative Determiner
These point towards the noun. e.g this, that, these, those
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Noun
A naming word. e.g the tall man
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Abstract Noun
Refer to things that don't physically exist, like feelings, ideas and qualities.
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Collective Noun
Refer to a group of people, animals or objects. e.g flock, family, team
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Concrete Noun
Refer to things that physically exist. e.g woman, flower, dog
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Proper Noun
Refer to the specific person, place or other things that would usually start with a capital letter. e.g Manchester, Alan, November
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Preposition
Indicate that something in a sentence relates to something else. e.g the tall man on the bus
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Pronoun
Take the place of nouns. e.g he, she, it, me
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Personal Pronoun
Replace the subject or object of the sentence. e.g I drove him home. - I and him replace the names of the people involved.
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Possessive Pronoun
These show possession. e.g mine, ours, yours, his
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Reflexive Pronoun
End in selves or self.
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Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a sense of pointing at someone or something. e.g this, that, these, those
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Indefinite Pronoun
Do not refer to anything specific. e.g someone, anything, nothing, no-one
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Relative Pronoun
Refer directly back to the noun they're replacing. e.g that, who, whose, which
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Interrogative Pronoun
Used when asking questions. e.g who, whom, what, whose
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Verb
A "doing word". e.g the tall man shouted
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Infinitive Verb
The verb in its base form. e.g to be, to think, to jump
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Dynamic Verb
Refer to physical actions. e.g to run, to jump, to explode
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Stative Verb
Refer to states or conditions. e.g to feel, to think, to have
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Main Verb
The single verb in the sentence that expresess the main meaning
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Auxiliary Verb
"Helping verbs" are placed in front of the main verb to clarify and help meaning. e.g to be, to have and to do.
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Modal Auxiliary Verb
Only used with other verbs, they don't make sense by themselves. e.g can, will, shall, may, must, could, would, should and might
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A modifier used to make comparisons. e.g the taller man

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