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Identifying Noun Phrases – 23 Helpful Groups of Words

Reading Time: 5 minutes Identifying noun phrases in the English sentence need not be that difficult. I am about to show you exactly when it becomes quite easy for anybody to know that the grammatical name of a group of words is noun phrase. You can easily score full marks here. But before I let the cat out of …

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25 Examples of the Noun Clause Introduced by What/Whatever

Reading Time: 3 minutes I want to give you 25 examples of the Noun Clause which is introduced by What or Whatever Noun Clause Markers Words that introduce noun clauses are referred to as Noun Clause Markers. One simple way to ascertain whether a clause is a Noun Clause therefore is to find out if it begins with any …

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33 Examples of the Adjectival Clause

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I am about to give you lots of examples of the adjectival clause. But before I do that, let me show you a summary of the characteristics of what qualifies to be called an adjectival clause. First, an adjectival clause, like other types of subordinate clauses, is usually a group of words. Secondly, any …

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The Grammatical Functions of a Noun Phrase

Reading Time: 4 minutes This tutorial will show you how to identify or state the grammatical functions of a noun phrase. Let’s however begin with a few examples of a noun phrase. In the sentences below, the words in bold constitute a noun phrase. Examples of a noun phrase Those athletes are my source of inspiration. That old dog …

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5 Simple Ways to Identify an Adjective

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the below points in mind, never again will you find it difficult to identify an adjective in a sentence . The first thing you need to know is that almost any word can perform the function of an adjective in the English sentence. What this means is that it is not only words traditionally …

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The Difference Between a Phrase and a Clause

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tutorial is going to show you the basic difference between a phrase and a clause. You will learn how to quickly tell whether a group of words is a phrase or a clause. Here are the pointers to a phrase in a sentence. 1. Two helpful definitions of a phrase could be your starting …

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How to Identify 10 Types of the Adverbial Clause

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Learning to know more about clauses in English can be fun, I’m telling you. Especially when you learn how to identify the various types of the adverbial clause. Just relax and let me show you a simple, direct way to spot an adverbial clause in any sentence. You may also like: How to identify …

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5 Grammatical Functions of the word, “that”

Reading Time: 1 minute   Here are five basic functions the word “that” may perform in a sentence. 1. Subordinating conjunction, introducing a relative/adjectival clause Two examples: Many bloggers that I know are wonderful people. That’s the bird that flew into our office. 2. Subordinating conjunction, introducing a noun/nominal clause Two examples: I believe that everyone has something great …

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Three Determiners That Tell You a Group of Words is Most Likely a Noun Phrase

Reading Time: 4 minutes   It is fairly easy to know which group of words qualifies to be given the grammatical name of a noun phrase if you know all the tricks involved. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you one of the most important ways to identify a noun phrase in any English sentence. The secret …

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