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Concrete and abstract nouns

  • September 1, 2015
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People, places, things, and ideas are all nouns. They are organized into two categories: concrete and abstract. Concrete These nouns are physical and can be touched, heard, seen, smelled or tasted. If it can be identified through the five senses, it is concrete. This category includes many proper nouns (persons, places and things that are…


  • August 31, 2015
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Connective words and phrases are used to join sentences and clauses together or to organize the words within a clause. Seven “coordinating conjunctions” are the most basic of these and there is a handy acronym that can help to remember them all. FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so Using coordinating conjunctions “I want…


  • August 30, 2015
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Adjectives are words that describe a noun, which is a person, place or thing. They are generally found in two places inside a sentence: in the predicative or attributive position. Predicative adjectives follow the nouns they describe and need a linking verb to tie the two together. Attributive adjectives precede the nouns they are describing…

Cohesive device

  • August 29, 2015
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Cohesion in English grammar is the logical organization of phrases, clauses and sentences to make them easier to read. The most common way to organize writing in this way is through cohesive devices. Types of Cohesive Devices Pronouns These little words refer to a noun without having to repeat it. “Bob decided to eat Bob’s…

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