LINGUISTICS Parts of Speech etc Review

LINGUISTICS Parts of Speech etc Review - Linguistics 1AA3...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Linguistics 1AA3 Parts of Speech, Syntactic categories and Grammatical Functions
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 Parts of Speech 1 Determiner/Article – The article is used to define and modify the noun; Definite Article - (the) or Indefinite Article (a/an). Verb – In languages like English, the verb is the most important part of the sentence. The verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence. It can express actions, events, or states of being. The verb is the nucleus of the predicate of a sentence.
Background image of page 2
3 Parts of Speech 2 Noun - A noun is used to name a person, animal, place, thing or an abstraction. Concrete nouns are usually the first words which small children learn, e.g. dog, mommy, car… Pronoun - A pronoun can replace a noun or another pronoun. You use pronouns like "he,“ "which," "none," and "you" to make your sentences less cumbersome and less repetitive.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
4 Parts of Speech 3 Adjective - An adjective modifies a noun by providing additional describing, identifying, or quantifying words. In English, adjectives usually precede the noun which they modify. Adverb - An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as “how,” “when,” “where,” “how much.”
Background image of page 4
5 Parts of Speech 4 Preposition - A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. It usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/23/2008 for the course HUMANITIES LINGUISTIC taught by Professor Thomas during the Winter '08 term at McMaster University.

Page1 / 17

LINGUISTICS Parts of Speech etc Review - Linguistics 1AA3...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online