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"I just want to know the definition!"
"Just tell me what it IS."
Do you feel this when you're teaching English? Do your students look at you with a blank stare? Do you wish you could hand them a list of the main terms used in English grammar?
It's free. This PDF booklet is in two different formats:
And it has the same definitions as are in our grammar worksheets. Enjoy!
English Grammar terms are easy to learn once you've read a quick reference of the words that define what the words in a sentence do.
Read the first definitions booklet which begins with sentence construction and then proceeds with the English parts of speech in learning order.
If you quickly read through the definitions in learning order first, and then keep the alphabetical English Grammar Definitions booklet close for reference, you'll be so much handier teaching grammar and it will make sense to your students.
Understanding grammar is important for those who write, read, and follow directions. Writers need to convey their thoughts well, so that readers can understand them well.
All in all, it's grammar that gives words their logic and order.
The day I decided to read the Harvey's English Grammar book, I was surprised not only that such a small book was the main grammar book of old, but also at how much it taught - and so easily.
After reading the book I realized that the grammar definition terms were most of what it takes to understand grammar.
Since most of the words in English grammar mean what they mean in other venues you really can learn them quickly.
Most of the trick with learning Grammar is learning the names of the jobs that words can do:
If you print these booklets double sided, you'll only need eight pieces of paper to cover elementary grammar. That's it! Most of the grammar you'll ever need to know.
What's the rest? Diagramming.
Sentence diagramming shows you where the parts of speech are used on a graph or chart.
Simple. Put the terms on a diagram. Once you see where the different parts of speech fit on a chart, you'll understand the English grammar definitions better.
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