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English in use. Grammar A-Z. Some grammatical terms may be familiar to you, but others can be confusing or hard to remember.

Grammar A-Z

Clicking on any term below will give you a quick and clear definition. Below the categorized section you’ll find all the terms listed from A–Z, so you can browse that way if you prefer. abstract noun A noun which refers to an idea, quality, or state (e.g. warmth, liberty, happiness), rather than a physical thing that can be seen or touched. Compare with concrete noun. active An active verb has a subject which is performing the action of the verb, for example: John ate the apple. The opposite of passive. Adjective. Glossary of English Grammar Terms -

A fully cross-referenced English glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms. Each grammar definition contains an explanation and cross-references to other relevant grammar terms. Usable for both native speakers interested in language and linguistics, and students of English as a second language (ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP)English grammar terms of all levels from beginner to advanced. Search the Glossary of English Grammar Terms Browse by Category: Adjectives and Adverbs Articles Collocation Colligation Complement & Object Conditionals Conjunctions Determiners Direct & Indirect Speech Discourse Figure of Speech Functions & Text General. The Internet Grammar of English. Welcome to the Internet Grammar of English!

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Guardian and Observer style guide: A. A or an before H?

Guardian and Observer style guide: A

Use an before a silent H: an heir, an hour, an honest politician, an honorary consul; use a before an aspirated H: a hero, a hotel, a historian (but don’t change a direct quote if the speaker says, for example, “an historic”). With abbreviations, be guided by pronunciation: eg an LSE student A*(A-level and GCSE) not A-star A&Eaccident and emergency; in the US, it’s ER (emergency room) abattoir abbeystake initial cap, eg Westminster Abbey Abbottabadcity in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden lived and died abbreviations and acronymsDo not use full points in abbreviations, or spaces between initials, including those in proper names: IMF, mph, eg, 4am, M&S, No 10, AN Wilson, WH Smith, etc.

If an abbreviation or acronym is to be used more than once in a piece, put it in brackets at first mention: so Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), seasonal affective disorder (Sad); alternatively, use the abbreviation with a brief description, eg the conservation charity the RSPB. Abscess.