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Parts of Speech : Structure Classes 3 rd meeting
Qualifiers Qualifiers usually occur in the position before adjectival or an adverbial as shown by the empty slots in these sentences. The dinner was _____ good. Sue performed _____ skillfully. The function of qualifier is to modify the following word after the qualifier. Qualifier can be in the form of noun, Verb, Adjective,adverb or even non-suffixing words. Example; completely happy, freezing cold, bone dry, quite happy
Prepositions Prepositions are words like of, in, and to that are usually followed by a noun, noun phrase, personal pronoun or noun substitute, which are called the object of preposition. Example ; George sat between the two deans. George jumped on it.
Determiners A determiner is a word that precedes the noun and indicates that a noun is soon to follow. Example ; the new gymnasium Determiners can be in the form of articles, Prenominal possessive Pronouns, demonstratives, Possessive proper names.
Auxiliaries There are three kinds of auxiliaries; 1.Modal auxiliaries ex; can, may, shall, will, could, might, should, would, must, ought to 2.Primary Auxiliaries ex; have and be 3.Periphrastic auxiliary do ex; do, does, did
Pronouns There are 3 kinds of pronouns: 1.Personal Pronouns 2.Interrogative Pronouns 3.Relative pronouns
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