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head word, headword
a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence
a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
a noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things
a noun that does not form plurals
a noun that forms plurals
a noun that does not specify either masculine or feminine gender
proper name, proper noun
a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
a noun that denotes any or all members of a class
a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
a word that expresses an attribute of something
a word that modifies something other than a noun
dangling modifier, misplaced modifier
a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent
copula, copulative, linking verb
an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
a noun or noun phrase that is in apposition