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Grammatical Terms and Definitions
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able active adjective adverb adverbial clause American analogy antecedent apostrophe avoid Barbra Streisand beautiful better colloquial colon comma splice complete sentence conjunction Copyright correct dance dash definition Dickens dress effect ellipsis Eudora Welty Example EXERClSE Explanation fact Father feeling following sentences formal G. K. Chesterton Gary hit girls Hamlet hit his cousin human Hyphenate ideas important independent clauses italicized Julie Andrews Julie Andrews famous kind look means Miss Wallerstein modifier never nine o'clock non-restrictive clause Note noun clauses object paragraph parenthetical material Parkinson's Law pathetic fallacy person phrase planned obsolescence play plural predicate PRlNClPLE pronoun punctuation quotation marks reader reason Reprinted by permission restrictive clause Revision Robert Graves semicolon sense separate singular statement story subordinate teacher tences thing topic sentence transitional verb words writing wrong