A glossary of English grammar
Presents a range of terms used to describe the way the English language is structured. This is an alphabetic guide to common terms used in the description of the English language. It takes account of other variants of English grammar, including the important terms from Huddleston and Pullum's "Cambridge Grammar of the English Language".
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adjective phrase adverb/adverbial adverbial clause alternative term auxiliary verbs base form called clause or sentence common nouns concord conditional clause conjunction consists constituent coordination copular verbs count nouns dependent clauses determiners eaten eating elements ellipsis end focus end weight English grammar exclamation expression finite verb genitive Glossary gradable word head hearer indirect object infinitive clause interrogative irregular plurals irregular verbs language lexical main clause main verb meaning modal auxiliary modifiers morphology nominal clause non-count nouns non-finite clause non-finite verb normally noun phrase occur omitted passive past participle past simple past tense form personal pronoun phrasal verb position preceding predicate prepositional complement prepositional phrase prepositional verb present simple present tense proper nouns refers reflexive pronouns relative clause relative pronoun reported speech sentence types singular sometimes speaker statement subject complement subjunctive subordinate clause suffixes typically verb for example verb pattern verb phrase verb word verbless wh-word word classes yes-no question