Grammar

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Grammar
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  1. What is a preposition?
    Prepositions are placed before a noun to show that noun's relationship to something else in the sentence.  The noun governed by a preposition is known as the object of the preposition.
  2. What is a predicate?
    The predicate is the part of a sentence (or clause) which tells us what the subject does or is. To put it another way, the predicate is everything that is not the subject.
  3. What is a Gerund phrase?
    • A gerund phrase consists of a gerund, its object, and all modifiers.
    • All gerunds end -ing. They are nouns formed from verbs.
  4. What is a Gerund?
    A gerund is a noun formed from a verb.
  5. What is a participial phrase?
    A participle phrase is an adjective phrase that starts with a participle.
  6. What is a participle?
    A participle is a word formed from a verb which can be used as an adjective.
  7. What is an infinitive phrase?
    • An infinitive phrase is the infinitive form of a verb plus any complements and modifiers.
    • The complement of an infinitive verb will often be its direct object, and the modifier will often be an adverb.
  8. What is a predicate adjective?
    • A predicate adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies(i.e., refers back to) the subject of the linking verb.
    • A predicate adjective contrasts with an attributive adjective, which typically sits immediately before the noun it modifies.
  9. What is an adverbial phrase?
    Adverbial phrase (or adverb phrase) is the term for two or more words which play the role of an adverb.
  10. What is a prepositional phrase?
    A prepositional phrase is phrase that starts with a preposition and ends with noun (or a pronoun).

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