EEL Definitions.txt

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EEL Definitions.txt
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  1. Structure
    The structure of a sentence is the organization of clauses in a sentence.
  2. Purpose
    The purpose of a sentence is the intent or function of the sentence.
  3. Pattern
    The pattern of a sentence is 1 of 7 specific arrangements of words in a sentence.
  4. Subject
    The subject is that part of a sentence about which something is being said.
  5. Predicate
    The predicate is that part of a sentence which says something about the subject.
  6. Part of Speech
    There are 8 parts of speech (categories into which verbs are classified): nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, prepositions, adjectives
  7. Verb
    A verb is a word that asserts an action, shows a state of being, links two words together, or helps another verb.
  8. Adjective
    An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun by describing, qualifying, or limiting.
  9. Predicate adjective
    A predicate adjective follows a linking verb anf describes the subject.
  10. Linking verb
    A linking verb makes an assertion by joining two words.
  11. Intransitive verb
    An intransitive verb does not transfer the action to an object.
  12. Transitive verb
    A transitive verb transfers the action from the subject to an object.
  13. Helping verb
    A helping verb helps another verb assert action, being, or existence.
  14. Predicate nominative
    A predicate nominative is a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames the subject.
  15. Verb principal parts
    The 5 principal parts of a verb are infinitive, present, past, present participle, and past participle.
  16. Preposition
    A preposition relates a noun or pronoun to another word.
  17. Prepositional phrase
    A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition, its object, and any modiiers that may exist between them and functions as an adverb or an adjective in a sentence.
  18. Appositive
    An appositive is a noun (or pronoun) directly beside another noun which explains or identifies it.
  19. Verb mood
    Mood is the manner in which a verb expresses its action or state of being.
  20. Noun of direct address
    A noun of direct address is used to call upon a person and is set off by one or more commas.
  21. Adverb
    An adverb modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and tells how, when, where, why, how often, how much, to what extent, or under what condition.
  22. Conjunction
    A conjunction is a word used to connect words, phrases, or clauses together.
  23. Compound sentence
    A compound sentence consists of at least 2 independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.
  24. Interrogative sentence
    An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark.
  25. Interjection
    An interjection is a word or phrase used as a strong expression of feeling or emotion.
  26. Noun
    A noun names a person, place, thing, activity, or idea.
  27. Pronoun
    A pronoun replaces a noun in order to avoid repetition.
  28. Adjective
    An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun by describing, qualifying, or limiting.
  29. Predicate adjective
    A predicate adjective follows a linking verb and describes the subject.
  30. Complex sentence
    A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause.
  31. Phrase
    A phrase is a group of words that does not contain both a subject and a verb and may be used as a single part of speech.
  32. Clause
    A clause is a group of words that does contain both a subject and a verb.
  33. Independent clause
    An independent clause expresses a complete thought like a sentence.
  34. Subordinate clause
    A subordinate clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone (also known as a dependent clause).
  35. Indirect object
    An indirect object is a noun or pronoun located between the transitive verb and the direct object that tells to whom or for whom the action is done and who is receiving the direct object.
  36. Verb voice
    Verb voice is the manner in which a verb functions relative to the subject of the sentence.
  37. Active voice
    Active voice is the verb voice used when a verb expresses an action performed by the subject.
  38. Passive voice
    Passive voice is the verb voice used when a verb expresses an action received by the subject.
  39. Interjection
    An interjection is a word or phrase used as a strong expression of feeling or emotion.
  40. Object complement noun
    An object complement noun follows a direct object and renames what the direct object has become as a result of the action of the verb.
  41. Object Complement Adjective
    An object complement adjective follows the direct object and describes what the object has become as a result of the action of the verb.

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