Why learn about Grammar Terms?
Knowing the standard words used in grammar will make your job of learning a language much easier.
Often they are seemingly complex looking or sounding words that explain very simple words.
Don't be frightened by the seemingly 'academic' look to some of these terms. They are very useful terms and are easy to come to grips with:
To become familiar with some of the normal terms used in learning Grammar, take a look at this sentence:
"The woman washes a round plate quickly in the kitchen."
The role of each word in the sentence and the associated grammatical terms are explained below:
What it is
Word in Sentence
indicates something definite
Noun (subject) person, place, thing, animal
"doing" word, describes the action
indicates something indefinite
describes the noun
person, place, thing, animal doing the action
describes the verb (how is the action done?)
time, place, condition
person, place, thing, animal receiving the action
(kitchen) Here are some other useful Terms used in Grammar
Grammar Terms What is is
Personal (subject) pronoun This replaces the noun
I, you, he, she, it, they, we, one
The person, place, thing or animal that does the action.
Mike, mouse, town
The person, place, thing or animal that receives the action.
e.g. Sue, dog, box
Conjunction links two parts of a sentence together.
and, if, but -
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Lessons of Grammar Terms in Use
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