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Betty Kirkpatrick

Webster's Word Power Better English Grammar

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    the word There is a dummy subject
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    the word It is a dummy subject
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    The subject can be a noun—either a common noun or a proper noun or a verbal noun;
    a noun phrase;
    a pronoun;
    a subordinate clause;
    an infinitive
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    The subject (see 4) of a sentence refers to what the sentence is about, often the person or thing that carries out the action of the verb. The subject usually gives a clear idea of what the sentence is about
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    Basically, a sentence is a combination of two grammatical units—the subject (see 1, 2, 3) and the predicate
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    Other sentences are known as major sentences or regular sentences. A major sentence usually has a subject (see 1) and predicate (see
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    They are called minor sentences because they lack some of the other usual grammatical features of a sentence. For example, a minor sentence often lacks a subject and a predicate
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    a unit of language that can stand alone and make sense
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    The most important unit of structure is the sentence
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    An indirect object can be preceded by the word to or for.
    So the sentence
    Her sent the school a letter.
    could be rephrased as
    Her father sent a letter to the school..
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    Some verbs commonly take an indirect object as well as a direct object. These include bring, buy, give, send, show, tell.
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    both the direct and indirect objects are pronouns the direct object is sometimes placed first, especially in informal speech
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    there is a direct object and an indirect object in a sentence or clause, the indirect object is almost always placed before the direct object, as in:
    I gave the boy the sweets.
    where the boy is the indirect object and the sweets the direct object.
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    Minor sentences are most common in spoken English and in conversation in literary fiction. They are also common in certain kinds of written English such as notices, labels and adverts.
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    However, poor grammar reflects badly on you—you might miss out on a job opportunity, you might not be taken seriously when making a complaint, you could even put off a potential Internet date—all because of terrible grammar and sloppy spelling.
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