Review of Grammatical Concepts

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The Top 25 Grammatical Terms

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Nouns and verbsactive and passive voice, direct and indirect objects, compound and complex sentences: you’ve probably heard these terms before. Some you still remember, and others—well, others may not be quite as familiar to you as they used to be. If you’re in the mood to brush up on your grammar, this page is for you: brief definitions and examples of the most common grammatical terms.

How to Review the Top Grammatical Terms

If you want to learn more about any of these terms, click on the word to visit a glossary page. There you’ll find an expanded definition and several more examples, along with links to articles that examine related grammatical concepts in more detail.

Put these concepts to work in basic sentence structures.

A word of caution: learning (or relearning) these grammatical terms won’t by itself make you a better writer. But reviewing these terms should deepen your understanding of how words are arranged in English to create sentences. And that understanding should eventually help you become a more versatile and confident writer.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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