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form class

Definitions of form class
  1. noun
    one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
    synonyms: part of speech, word class
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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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