Writing in the Classroom: High School: Grammar

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  1. grammar
    the branch of linguistics that deals with sentence structure
  2. usage
    the customary manner in which language is spoken or written
  3. diction
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
  4. syntax
    the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
  5. convention
    something regarded as a normative example
  6. sentence structure
    the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
  7. complex sentence
    a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
  8. compound sentence
    a sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses
  9. phrase
    an expression consisting of one or more words
  10. clause
    an expression including a subject and predicate
  11. active voice
    when the subject of a sentence performs the action
  12. passive voice
    when the subject of a sentence is a recipient of the action
  13. transition
    a passage or word that connects a topic to one that follows
  14. modifier
    a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  15. adjective
    a word that expresses an attribute of something
  16. noun
    a content word referring to a person, place, thing or action
  17. pronoun
    a function word that is used in place of a noun
  18. gerund
    a noun formed from a verb
  19. preposition
    a word before a noun or pronoun connecting to another word
  20. conjunction
    a function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases
Created on July 28, 2022 (updated August 2, 2022)

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