[2015] Tricia Powell: Rules of Grammar

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[2015] Tricia Powell: Rules of Grammar

What is a Verb? - An action verb is a word that describes an action, state, or occurance. (kick, throw, catch, run, swim)- Linking verbs are connecting words that describe the subject.(is, went, am, be)

"Rules" of Grammar

Descritpive vs. PrescriptiveDescriptive - "Informal English" - more social Prescriptive - "Formal English" - more for education Not one person speaks the same way or values the same aspects of English. Whose to say what way is correct and how we should teach it?

Types of Grammar

Parts of Speech

What is a Noun? -A noun is a word that is used to identify a person, place, or thing.(school, cat, tree, park, table)- A proper noun is a specific name of a person, place, pr an object. (Greensboro College, Addidas)


English is difficult because there are exceptions to every rule. Words are used differently, mean different things, and can even be a different part of speech depending on the context of the word and the sentance. Singular, plural, proper, improper




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