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Grammar Terms A glossary of English grammar terminology

Parts of Speech

These are the words that you use to make a grammatical sentence. There are only 8 types of word - and the most important is the Verb!


Many English verbs are action words, expressing what is happening. Some verbs are state words, expressing a situation. be, have, do, work...
What is a Verb? - Verb Forms - Tense


Nouns represent people, places and things. They often form the subject or object of a sentence. man, town, music...
What is a Noun? - Countability


An adjective is a word that tells us more about a noun. English adjectives describe or "modify" nouns. a, the, 69, big...
Determiners - Adjective Order


An adverb is a word that tells us more about a verb. Adverbs describe or "modify" verbs. But they can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. loudly, well, often...
Adverb Form - Adverb Position


Pronouns are small words that take the place of a noun. We can use a pronoun instead of a noun. you, ours, some...
What is a Pronoun? - Personal Pronouns


A preposition is a word expressing the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word. at, in, on, from...
Prepositions List - Prepositions Rule


Conjunctions are words that "join". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence. and, but, though...
Coordinating Conjunctions - Quiz


Interjections are short exclamations with no real grammatical value. ah, dear, er, um...
What is an Interjection?

What is a Sentence?
See the format of a grammatical English sentence.

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

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

Grammar Quizzes
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