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Present Participles   Present participles are verbals....  
Present Perfect Progressive Tense   This tense is used to indicate the duration of an activity that began in the past and continues to the present. When the tense has this meaning, it is...  
Present Progressive Verb Tense   The present progressive tense expresses actions that are happening right now while the speaker is speaking. Example: I am sitting in class right now...  
Present Real Conditional   The present real conditional refers to a situation in which there is a probability that an event will occur....  
Present Unreal Conditional   The present unreal conditional refers to a situation that is contrary to fact or not the case....  
Progressive Verb Form   A progressive verb form shows that an action is in progress. The action is not finished. A progressive verb is formed by adding -ing to the base form....  
Pronoun   A pronoun takes the place of or replaces a noun. Examples are I, you, her, he, it....  
Proper Noun   Proper nouns form their plurals by adding s to the singular or es if the word ends in s, z, ch, sh, or zh, e.g., the Carolinas, Robinsons, Piersons, Judys,...  
Reflexive Pronouns   A reflexive pronoun is a special kind of pronoun. It is usually used when the object of a sentence is the same as the subject. These are the reflexive...  
Second Conditional   The second conditional (also called conditional type 2) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the present or in the future. Like...  
Simile   Similes show a similarity between two things, using "like." Bill Prowell has a mind like a razor . . . After six hours at the computer, her eyelids felt...  
Simple Present Tense   The simple present tense expresses habits or usual activities. Example: I sit in class every day. The tense uses do and does as helping verbs in questions...  
Stative Verb   A stative verb is a non-action verb. Stative verbs show states not actions. Examples: Jeremy has a brother and a sister. I know Mr. and Mrs. Olson....  
Subject   A subject usually shows who performs the action in a sentence. A sentence makes a statement about the subject....  
Subordinate Clause   Subordinate clauses are patterned like sentences, having subjects and verbs and sometimes objects or complements. But they function within sentences as...  
Superlative Form   Superlatives are used to compare more than two things. Superlative sentences usually use THE, because there is only one superlative. Example: Masami...  
Syntax   Syntax is the study of sentence structures and word-order patterns....  
Third Conditional   The third conditional (also called conditional type 3) is a structure used for talking about unreal situations in the past. Like the other conditionals,...  
Verb   A verb is a word which describes an action (doing something) or a state (being something). Examples: walk, talk, think, believe, live, like, want....  
Verbal   A verbal is a verb form that does not function as the verb of a clause. Verbals include infinitives (the word to plus the base form of the verb,...  
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