a part of a sentence which contains a subject and a verb
a noun that has a singular (one) and a plural form (more than one). EG cat/cats; foot/feet). Aslo known as Count Noun. See Uncountable Noun.
language that does not refer to female or male EG human race, human kind, human beings, instead of mankind; person instead of he/she/him .
a/an to express non-specific meaning (any one) or ‘a single unit'
This clause can stand on its own; it does not depend on another clause to have meaning. It is sometimes referred to as an Independent Clause .
verb forms such as ‘was given', ‘had been taken', where the subject is the person affected by the action. EG. Many tests were conducted by the design team. See Active Voice.
a verb form used to form perfect tenses and passives. Also called -ed ending.
one of a group of words to refer to three classes of people: first person (I, we, my, our, us, me, my, mine); second person (you, your); third person (it, he, she, they, him, her)
the noun group in a clause that refers to the doer or agent of an action expressed by the verb. It usually precedes the main verb. See Object.
a clause which begins with a subordinating conjunction such as ‘because' or ‘while' or 'which'. It must be used with a main clause. It depends on the main clause to have meaning. Therefore, it is referred to an a Dependent Clause). See Main Clause.
has only singular form EG money, furniture, equipment, information, rudeness. Also known as Non-count Noun. See Countable Noun.
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