What is a pronoun? What is an adjective? What is a clause?
- A pronoun "est un mot ou un ensemble de mots dans une langue qui sont utilisés comme substituts de noms ou de phrases nominales."
- An adjective "est un mot qui qualifie un nom ou un pronom."
- A clause "est un groupe de mots, composé d'un sujet et d'une forme déterminée d'un verbe."
- Examples of pronouns: The most commong pronouns are personal. For example, I, we, you, he, etc.
- Examples of adjectives: Red, big, wooden, Angolan, etc (learn about the order of adjectives and about -ed and -ing adjectives)
- Examples of clauses: There are independent clauses and dependent clauses. Independent clauses can stand on their own as a sentence. They have a subject and a verb, and they express a complete thought. Dependent clauses cannot stand on their own and do not express a complete thought.
CONSIDER THESE SENTENCES
- The great man stood up and made a speech.
- My birthplace has been destroyed by war.
- The hungry dog ate everything in the plate.
Sometimes you will hear "relative clause", it's the same as an adjective clause. A dependent relative clause is essential and an independent one is non-essential.