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March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017
Dear,

Here in the O'Brien house, we're dealing with all manner of seasonal sicknesses. We've been stuck inside the house for what feels like weeks, but has really just been eight days. It's amazing how quickly cabin fever sets in! English Grammar Revolution The updated look of the Grammar Revolution website is complete. Whew! It took much longer than I anticipated, but it's done now, and it's pretty snazzy.

In today's Grammar Time section, you'll learn about how cool nouns are.

Happy Learning,


Elizabeth O'Brien



Emma just scored a 35 on the ACT English test, and she owes it to Grammar Revolution! Grammar Revolution laid a solid and lasting grammar foundation for Emma. This was the key to her success - not test-taking strategies and tricks - just good old fashioned English grammar!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for your dedication to bringing back English grammar and your wonderful grammar program. It has made a permanent difference in Emma's life!

- Joya, Parent

Nouns!

How much do you know about nouns? You probably remember that they name people, places, things, and ideas, but did you know that they perform all kinds of jobs in our sentences? They're probably the most versatile of the eight parts of speech.

Here is a guide to seven of the noun jobs. You'll see definitions of each job along with example sentences and diagrams. Click on the links to learn more about each one.


Nouns can perform each of these seven functions (and more) in sentences.


1. Subjects tell whom or what the sentence is about.

Mrs. O'Brien taught grammar.

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2. Direct Objects receive the action of the verb. They come after transitive active verbs.

Mrs. O'Brien taught grammar.

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3. Indirect Objects receive the direct object.

Mrs. O'Brien taught the class grammar.

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4. Objects of Prepositions are the nouns that follow a preposition.

The class found a dog at the park.

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5. Objective Complements rename the direct object.

The class named the dog Rex.

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6. Predicate Nominatives rename the subject. They come after linking verbs.

Rex is a dog.

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7. Nouns of Direct Address name the person or thing being spoken to.

Rex, sit!

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P.S. Click here if you want to see an eighth function of nouns!

Are you a teacher? Feel free to use this as a lesson plan in your classroom!

About Elizabeth

English Grammar Revolution

Elizabeth O'Brien is founder of www.GrammarRevolution.com, a company devoted to helping people learn and love grammar.

Through her website, books, and programs, Elizabeth shows people how to teach and learn grammar the easy way. She's on a mission to inspire and motivate people by making grammar fun and friendly.

If you liked today's issue, you'll love Elizabeth's grammar and sentence diagramming programs, which will help you learn or teach grammar through simple, step-by-step instructions and sentence diagrams.

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