Common Writing Terms
|Noun||Word or group of words indicating a person, place, or idea||The house is quarantined to prevent exposure.|
|Verb||Word or group of words showing action or a state of being||
ran, show, illustrate, imagine, keep
verb preceded by is, was, are, were
Action - Sally ran to the decontamination shower.
State of being - He was upset about losing the grant.
|Adjective||A word that describes the noun of a sentence||
A small child may need growth hormone injections.
The slow computer didn't finish running the experiment in time.
|Adverb||a word that describes the verb; often ending in -ly (but not always)||baldly, nearly, closely||We nearly matched the tissue sample with the last run.|
|Preposition||word that illustrates location or another association between a noun or pronoun and other parts of the sentence.||In, of, at, near, etc.||The microscope belonged in Dr. Inman's lab.|
|Pronoun||Word that takes the place of a noun||I, you, he, she, we, they, it||She worked hard to get the abstract under 250 words.|
||An incomplete sentence||Once class was over.|
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