Freshman Language and Comp Semester 1 Lesson 1 Study Guide

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  1. What is a NOUN?
    A NOUN is a word or word group that is used to name a person, place, thing or an idea.
  2. What is a PROPER NOUN?
    A PROPER NOUN names a particular person, place, thing or idea and is capitalized.
  3. What is COMMON NOUN?
    A COMMON NOUN names any one of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas and is generally not capitalized.
  4. What is a CONCRETE NOUN?
    A CONCRETE NOUN names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses ( sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell ).
  5. What is an ABSTRACT NOUN?
    An ABSTRACT NOUN names an idea, a feeling, a qualit, or a characteristic.
  6. What is a COMPOUND NOUN?
    A COMPOUND NOUN consists of two or more words used together as a single noun. The parts of a COMPOUND NOUN may be written as one word, as seperate words, or as a hyphenated word.
  7. What is a PRONOUN?
    A PRONOUN is a word that is used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns.
  8. What is a PERSONAL PRONOUN?
    A PERSONAL PRONOUN refers to the one speaking ( First Person ), the one spoken to ( Second Person ), or the one spoken about ( Third Person ).

    I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours, you, your, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs.
  9. What is a REFLEXIVE PRONOUN?
    A REFLEXIVE PRONOUN refers to the subject of a sentence and functions as a complement or as an object of a preposistion.
  10. What is an INTENSIVE PROUNOUN?
    An INTENSIVE PRONOUN emphasizes its antecedent and has no grammatical function.
  11. What is a DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN?
    A DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN is used to point out a specifc person, place, thing, or idea.
  12. What is an INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN?
    An INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN introduces a question.

    Who, whom, which, what, whose.
  13. What is a RELATIVE PRONOUN?
    A RELATIVE PRONOUN introduces a subordinate clause.

    That, which, who, whom, whose.
  14. What is an ADJECTIVE?
    An ADJECTIVE is a word that is used to modify a noun or pronoun.
  15. What is a DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVE?
    When THIS, THAT, THESE, AND THOSE modify nouns or pronouns they are called DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVES.
  16. What is a DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN.
    When THIS, THAT, THESE, AND THOSE take the place of a noun or pronoun, they are called DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS.
  17. What is a VERB?
    A VERB is a word that is used to express action or a state of being.
  18. What is a TRANSITIVE VERB?
    A TRANSITIVE VERB is a verb that expresses an action directed toward a person, place, or thing. The action expressed by a TRANSITIVE VERB passes from the doer-the subject-to the receiver of the action.
  19. What is an INTRANSITIVE VERB?
    An INTRANSITIVE VERB expresses action ( or tells something about the subject ) without the action passing to a receiver, or object.
  20. What is an ACTION VERB?
    An ACTION VERB expresses either physical or mental action. ACTION VERBS can be transitive or intransitive.
  21. What is a VERB PHRASE?
    A VERB PHRASE consists of at least one main verb and one or more helping verbs. A HELPING VERB helps the main verb express action or a state of being.
  22. What is an ADVERB?
    An ADVERB modifies a verb, an adjective, or another ADVERB.
  23. What is a PREPOSITION?
    A PREPOSITION is a word that shows the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to another word.
  24. What is a CONJUNCTION?
    A CONJUNCTION is a word that joins words or word groups.
  25. What is a COORDINATING CONJUNCTION?
    A COORDINATING CONJUNCTION joins words or word groups that are used in the same way.

    And, but, or, nor, for, yet, so.
  26. What is a CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTION?
    A CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTION are pairs of conjunctions that join words or word groups that are used in the same way.

    both...and not only...but also either...or neither...nor whether...or

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