Word Classes

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Proper Noun
A proper noun has two distinctive features: It will name a specific item and it will begin with a capital letter no matter where it occurs in a sentence
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Common Noun
Names generals items
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Concrete Noun
Are things that you can experience through your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch
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Abstract Noun
A noun indicating an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object
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Dynamic Verb
Shows continued or progessive action on the part of the subject
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Passive Verb
Emphasise the object of an action more than the subject. (Place the object of the action first in the sentence)
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Modal Auxiliary Verb
Indicates modality (can/could, may/might, must, will/would and shall/should)
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Base Adjective
Are 'normal' adjectives
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Comparative Adjective
Frequently associated with adjectives and adverbs because these words take the -er suffix or modifying word more or less (faster, more intelligent, less wasteful)
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Superlative Adjective
To compare three or more objects, people or places. Using this form takes a comparison to the highest degree possible. (Longest, biggest, finest, prettiest)
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Personal Pronouns
Associated primarily with a particular person, in the grammatical sense. When discussing "person" in terms of the grammatical, the following rules apply: first person, as in "I" Second person, as in "you"
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Possessive Pronouns
A pronoun indicating possession. (mine, yours, hers, theirs)
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Noun
A word used to indentify any of a class of people,places or things
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Verb
To describe action
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Adjective
Describing word
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Pronoun
Can function as a noun phrase used by iteself and that refers either to participants in the discourse (e.g I, you) or to somoene or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g she, it, this)
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Names generals items

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Common Noun

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Are things that you can experience through your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch

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A noun indicating an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object

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Shows continued or progessive action on the part of the subject

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