Friday, March 15, 2013

Exploring grammar

OK you know nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. 
Let's learn some more.

A conjunction is a word used to connect other 
word and show the sense in which they are connected.  
and, that

A preposition is placed before a noun or pronoun and 
establishes a relationship between it and other nouns or pronouns. 
for, in

A determiner is a word placed before a noun 
to specify its range of reference.  
the, a, her, his

A pronoun stands in as a substitute for a noun.  

So use the following abbreviations to label the following text.
det, v, n, pron, adj, adv, conj, prep

"Hedges are valuable to the wild creatures of the 
country because they provide homes, food, 
shelter, warmth, and protection for them. 
This gives rise to birds and animals having their own territories. 
We have heard two robins quarreling over territories. 
We saw the footprints of rabbits spreading from 
their hold near the hedges and then saw footprints 
all over their territories and returning back to the hedges."

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