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Coordinating conjunctions

and, or, but, nor, for, yet, and so are used to combine sentences.


Subordinating conjunctions

although, as, because, before, even though, since, when, etc. Used to combine sentences to make a complext sentence with a dependent clause. The dependent clause in a complex sentence contains the subordinating conjunction.


Clausal modifier

A clause that acts like an adverb or adjective and adds detail to a sentence.


Adverb clause

A phrase that begins with a subordinating conjunction and modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb.


Adjective clause

A clause that modifies a noun, pronoun, or other adjective.


Phrasal modifier

A phrase that functions as an adjective or adverb in a sentence. (Ex: at four o'clock, in the trash)


Appositional phrase

Identifies or describes a nearby noun. (Ex: Kevin, MY EX, is a businessman).


Count nouns

Refer to things that can be divided into smaller units that are spearate from one another. (Ex: a plate vs. some plate. A PLATE = count noun)


Noncount nouns

Refer to things that cannot be counted because they are regarded as wholes that are not divisible into parts, as a concept or substance. (Ex: some water vs. a water)



A set of English verbs that are used with other verbs to express capability, possibility, willingness, suggestion, or something similar. (Ex: can, could, may, might, will, would, should)


Verb complement

I told him TO BEGIN. I regretted HIS LEAVING HIS OLD JOB. Our boss requested THAT WE MEET TODAY.


Verbal phrase

WATHCING TELEVISION is her favorite pastime.