Elements of Language: 8th Grade - Parts of Speech Overview 1 (Ch. 11)
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[FROM THE TEXT]
A “noun” is a word or word group that is used to name a person, place, thing, or idea. A “compound noun” is a single noun made up of two or more words used together. A “proper noun” names a particular person, place, thing, or idea and begins with a capital letter. A “common noun” names any one of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas. A “pronoun” is a word that is used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns. The word or word group that a pronoun stands for is called its “antecedent.” A “personal pronoun” refers to the one speaking (“first person”), the one spoken to (“second person”), or the one spoken about (“third person”). The “possessive pronouns” are personal pronouns that are used to show ownership or possession. A “reflexive pronoun” refers to the subject and is necessary to the basic meaning of the sentence. An “intensive pronoun” emphasizes its antecedent and is unnecessary to the basic meaning of the sentence. A “demonstrative pronoun” points out a specific person, place, thing, or idea. An “indefinite pronoun” refers to a person, a place, a thing, or an idea that may or may not be specifically named. An “interrogative pronoun” introduces a question. A “relative pronoun” introduces a subordinate clause. An “adjective” is a word that is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. A “proper adjective” is formed from a proper noun and begins with a capital letter.
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