HESI Grammar

Jasmine Tran
Flashcards by Jasmine Tran, updated more than 1 year ago
Jasmine Tran
Created by Jasmine Tran almost 4 years ago


Parts of speech, Subj-verb agreement, Mis-used words

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Common noun general, not particular, name of a noun (nurse, hospital, syringe)
Proper noun offical name of noun (Fred, Paris, Washington University)
Abstract noun name of a quality or general idea (persistence, democracy)
Collective noun represents a group of nouns (family, flock, furniture)
Pronoun words that take place of the noun (he, she, them)
Antecedent the subject that the pronoun refers to (The /students/ wanted /their/ test papers graded and returned to /them/ in a timely manner) STUDENTS is the antecedent of their & them
Possessive pronoun pronoun that shows possession (my, mine, his)
Adverb word, phrase, or clause that modifies a verb (The nurse wears /very/ colorful uniforms)
Conjuction joins words and phrases (and, but, or, so nor, for)
Interjection expresses emotion or exclamation; no grammatical connection (/Yikes/, that test was hard) (/Whew/, that test was easy)
Direct object answers the question what or whom (The students watch the professor distribute the examination) Whom did the students watch? The professor
Predicate Tells what the subject does / what is done to the subj (Everyone who attended the concert heard the conductor's announcement) "Heard the conductor's announcement" is the predicate
Singular verbs (is, was, has, -s) -body, -one (everybody/someone) singular subjs w/ or, either, neither, nor, not only, but also simple food dishes w/ "and" (beans&rice)
Plural verbs (are, was, had, have) and, both all any, several
Subj consists of a singular & plural & connected by words "or, either, neither, nor, not only, but also" choose a verb that agrees with the subj closest to the verb
"most"? depends of the obj following it (most of the newspaper IS wet) (most of the girls ARE wet)
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