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grammar (noun): the structure and system of a language, or of languages in general, usually considered to consist of syntax and morphology

What is Grammar?

English Grammar Terms

The 9 English Parts of Speech

These are the words that you use to make a sentence. There are 9 word classes, and the most important is the Verb!

Many English verbs are action words, expressing what is happening (do, work). Some verbs are state words, expressing a situation (be, have).

Nouns represent people (teacher, Mary), places (town, Asia) and things (table, music).

An adjective is a word that tells us more about a noun (big, red, expensive).

An adverb tells us more about a verb, an adjective or another adverb (loudly, very).

Determiners are words like the, an, this that come at the beginning of a noun phrase.

A preposition expresses the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word (at, in, on, from).

Pronouns are small words like you, ours, some that can take the place of a noun.

Conjunctions join two parts of a sentence (and, but, though).

Interjections are short exclamations with no real grammatical value (ah, dear, er, um).

Grammar Quizzes
Online quizzes based on lessons in this section

English Preposition List - PDF ebook for immediate download

Grammatical Category
Including number, case, gender, tense, aspect etc...

What is a Sentence?

Reported Speech
Here is the structure that we use to "report" what another person has said.

Parenthetical Expression

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