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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 Gerunds and Infinitives Learning and Teaching Literature Modals Nouns Parts of Speech Phonetics Phrasal Verbs Phrasal Verbs Prefixes & Suffixes Prepositions Pronouns Pronunciation Questions Readability Tests Relative Pronouns Spelling and Punctuation Varieties and Dialects Verbs and Tenses Vocabulary This English grammar glossary is under continual development.

AQA English Language A (exam board) At AS, this course focuses on personal and immediate language contexts. At A2, language is placed in its wider social, historical and global contexts and independent study is required. This four-unit specification introduces advanced language study. IPA Tutorial Lesson One Just what is the International Phonetic Alphabet (or IPA)? I often use the IPA on this blog and a number of our accent training resources. You will see it used on countless other linguistics websites as well. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, take a look at this sample: wʌt ɪz ði aɪ pi eɪ

Urban Dictionary, March 21: resting douche face List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. They are duplicated here with permission of the author, Evelyn Farbman, and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Inc. The Prepositional Phrase Printer Fabulous! Recognize a prepositional phrase when you see one. At the minimum, a prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause, the "object" of the preposition. The object of the preposition will often have one or more modifiers to describe it.

English to French, Italian, German & Spanish Dictionary Grammar A-Z Some grammatical terms may be familiar to you, but others can be confusing or hard to remember. 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. 'Welcome to the digital edition of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary' - Welcome to the digital edition of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Guardian and Observer style guide: A a or an before H?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

The Internet Grammar of English Welcome to the Internet Grammar of English! The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar. Home : Oxford English Dictionary A2 Lang Home