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Glossary of the Grammatical Expressions

Adjective:
declinable and comparisable word signifying a quality or a feature, used as an attribute or a complement.
Adverb:
uninflectable word which marks a local or temporal or modal or causal situation.
Affirmative Clause:
indirect information.
Article:
declinable word, companion to the substantive; there are distinct and indistinct articles.
Auxiliary Verb:
constituent of a compound verb form.
Complex Sentence:
consisting of sentence and clause(s).
Conjunction:
uninflectable word connecting words, word groups, clauses, and sentences.
Exclamation:
lingual discharge of a tensios.
Gerund:
substantivated infinitive.
Homonym:
word denoting different things.
Imperative:
verb form expressing a request or an order.
Indicative:
verb form denoting something as real and factual.
Infinite Verb Form:
verb form without personal meaning.
Infinitive:
basic impersonal form of a verb.
Modal Verb:
verb indicating a special way in which an action (verb) occurs.
Participle:
verb adjective with impersonal meaning in the present or past tense.
Personal Pronoun:
pronoun representing a distinct person, thing, or idea.
Prefix:
syllable, not independent word, modifying the meaning of the word before which it is put.
Preposition:
a word denoting the situation of an idea or a thing in space or time.
Pronoun:
declinable word, companion or substitute of a substantive.
Relative Pronoun:
first word of a clause to add information to a substantive.
Subjunctive:
a verb form indicating an existence as doubtful or dependent.
Substantive:
word denoting a thing or an idea.
Verb:
a flexible word denoting action or event.



Rudolf Dutter
Thu Nov 21 15:32:52 MET 1996