word class

DEFINITIONS OF: word class

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n one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context

Synonyms:
form class, part of speech
Types:
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major form class
any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
noun
the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition
verb
the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
adjective
the word class that qualifies nouns
adverb
the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
Type of:
grammatical category, syntactic category
(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
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