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abbreviationA short way to write a word. Most abbreviations end with a period. An abbreviation for a proper noun begins with a capital letter.
apostropheA symbol that takes the place of letters that are left out in a contraction or that shows possession
verbA verb that tells what the subject of a sentence does
articleA word in a special group of adjectives that includes a, an, and the
antonymA word opposite to another in meaning
adjectiveA word that describes a noun. Some adjectives tell how many. Other adjectives tell what kind.
adverbA word that describes a verb. Often ends in "ly".
commaA punctuation mark that •separates three or more subjects in a compound subject separates three or more predicates in a compound predicateis used before and, but, and or in a compound sentence
helping verbA verb that works with the main verb to tell more about an action. The helping verb comes before the main verb or verbs in a sentence.
complete sentenceA group of words that has a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought
homophoneA word that sounds like another word but has a different spelling and meaning (e.g. two/too)
homonymA word that is spelled the same and sounds the same but has a different meaning (e.g. a tire/I tire)
heteronymA word that is spelled the same but has two pronunciations and two meanings (e.g. I saw the number/my hands are number than yours)
contractionA short way to write two words. When a contraction is made, one or more letters are left out. An apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters.
nounA word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea. A noun can tell who or what.
predicateThe word or words that tell what the subject of the sentence is or does
pronounA word that takes the place of one or more nouns
synonymA word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word
proper nounA noun that tells the exact name of a person, place, or thing. Words that name people, places, titles, holidays, days of the week, and months of the year are proper nouns. Proper nouns are always capitalized.
object of the prepositionThe noun or pronoun that follows the preposition
run-on sentenceA faulty sentence made up of two or more sentences that are joined only by a comma or by nothing at all
plural nounA noun that names more than one person, place, thing, or idea. Add s or es to make most nouns plural. If a word ends in a consonant and y, change the y to i and add es.
plural possessive nounA noun that shows ownership by more than one person or thing. The placement of the apostrophe depends on the spelling of the plural noun.
possessive nounA noun that shows ownership. An apostrophe or an apostrophe and s are added to show possession.
dependent clauseA group of words that has a subject and a predicate but that cannot stand alone as a sentence. A dependent clause does not express a complete thought.
conjunctionA word that joins two or more words, phrases, or clauses.
independent clauseA group of words that has a subject and a predicate and can stand alone as a sentence because it expresses a complete thought
quotation marksPunctuation marks that are used before and after direct quotations and in titles of some short works, such as stories, poems, and songs
clauseA group of words that has both a subject and a predicate. Some clauses can stand alone as sentences, but some cannot.
direct quotationThe exact words that someone has said. Quotation marks are used before and after a quotation.
sentenceA group of words that forms a complete thought. A sentence begins with a capital letter, ends with an end mark, and has a subject and a predicate.
combining sentencesPutting related ideas and information together in one sentence instead of two or three sentences
imperative sentenceA sentence that gives a command. An imperative sentence usually begins with an action word and ends with a period. The subject-you-is understood.
exclamatory sentenceA sentence that expresses strong feeling. An exclamatory sentence ends with an exclamation point.
interrogative sentenceA sentence that asks a question. An interrogative sentence ends with a question mark.
declarative sentenceA sentence that makes a statement. It ends with a period.

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