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English Grammar

Welcome to the grammar resource pages.

Grammar: the study of the classes of words, their inflection and their function and relation in the sentence.

Getting Started:

English has an alphabet of 5 vowels and 21 consonant letters.

Vowels: a,e,i,o,u

Consonants: b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y

These letters join together to form words.

Words join together to form sentences.

Words within sentences are examples of parts of speech.

Parts of speech:

Nouns: names, people, places, and things

Examples: house, table, ball

Jessica lived in a large house down the street.

Pronouns: substitutes for nouns

Examples: I, you, he, she, it we, they, us, him, her, them

When I am done reading this book I’ll give it to you.

Adjectives: describe nouns

Examples: pretty, large, old, blue

The sky was blue.

Sky = noun

Blue = adjective

Verbs: define states of being or actions

Examples: is, are, talk, have, look

John was talking on the phone.

Talking = verb

Prepositions: placed before nouns and pronouns to show the relationship.

Examples: across, near, to, with, into

Jane is inside the shopping mall.

Inside = preposition

Shopping mall = noun

Adverbs: tell where, when, and how the action or state occurred

Examples: here, tomorrow, slow, lovingly

I hit the ball far.

Hit = action verb

Far = adverb

Conjunctions: used to join words in a sentence

Examples: and, or, but, however

John and Vicki are going to the beach.

And = conjunction

Interjections: show strong emotion or surprise and they act independently of the sentence

Examples: wow, oh, yikes

Wow, look how large the mountain is.

Wow = interjection

How to use the grammar resource pages:

Go through our 25 grammar lessons with quizzes.

Grammar lesson #1

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