English Glossary of Grammar Terms - A - Z

Categories:

Parts of Speech & Grammar Terms
See definitions of grammatical terms.

Abstract Noun
Active
Adjectives
Adjectival Noun
Adjunct
Adverbs
Adverbial
Agent
Agreement
Animate Noun
Aspect
Attributive Adjective
Auxiliary Verb
Base Form
Causative Verb
Clause
Concrete Noun
Conditionals
Conjunction
Copula Verb
Countable Noun
Defining Relative Clause
Definite Article
Determiner
Direct Object
Disjunct
Ditransitive Verb
Dynamic Verb
Finite Verb
Gender
Gerund
Imperative
Inanimate Noun
Inchoative Verb
Indefinite Article
Indirect Object
Indirect Speech
Infinitive
Interrogative Pronoun
Intransitive Verb
Irregular Verb
Modal
Mood
Negative
Non-Defining Relative Clause
Non-Finite Verb
Nouns
Number
Object
Participles
Particle
Passive
Perfect Aspect
Personal Pronoun
Phrasal Verb
Possessive Adjective
Possessive Pronoun
Postmodifier
Predicate
Predicative Adjective
Preposition
Progressive Aspect
Pronouns
Proper Noun
Quantifier
Reciprocal pronoun
Reflexive Pronoun
Relative Clause
Relative Pronoun
Reported Speech
Resultative Adjective
Singular
Stative Verb
Subject
Subjunctive
Substantive
Superlative
Tense
Transitive Verb
Uncountable Noun
Verbs
Voice
Zero Article

Words
Types of words, vocabulary and parts of words

Acronym
Affix
Alphabet
Antonym
Capital Letter
Cardinal Number
Contranym
Dictionary Types
Disyllabic
Homograph
Homonym
Hyponym
Inflection
Jargon
Loan Word
Lower Case
Monosyllabic
Morpheme
Neologism
Onomatopoeia
Ordinal Number
Palindrome
Phrase
Polysemy
Polysyllabic
Portmanteau Word
Prefix
Punctuation
Slang
Spoonerism
Suffix
Superordinate
Swear Words
Syllable
Synonym
Thesaurus
Upper Case

Figures of Speech
See definitions for describing language use.

Academic Question
Allegory
Cliche
Dyad
Euphemism
Hyperbole
Hypothetical Question
Idiom
Litotes
Malapropism
Metaphor
Mnemonic
Oxymoron
Rhetorical Question
Sarcasm
Simile
Synecdoche
Tautology
Understatement

Grammar
Different types and areas of English grammar

Descriptive Grammar
Diachronic
Discourse Analysis
Etymology
Philology
Prescriptive Grammar
Semantics
Synchronic
Syntax

Text
Terms used for texts

Major Sentence
Minor Sentence
Paragraph
Sentence

Topic Sentence
Utterance

Poetry and Literature
See definitions of poetical terms.

Acrostic
Alliteration

Allegory
Limerick
Prose
Prosody
Rhyme
Rhyming Dictionary
Satire
Stanza

Varieties of Language
Styles and geographical variations

Creole
Dialect
Idiolect
Pidgin
Standard English

Readability Tests
How easy is it to read a text?

Lexical Density Test
Flesch-Kincaid Index
Gunning Fog Index
Passive Index
Reed-Kellogg Diagrams

Phonetics
Pronunciation and Sound

Accent
Allophone
Close Pair
Consonant
Homophone
Phoneme
Phonetic Alphabet
Received Pronunciation
Rhyme
Stanza
Vowel

Learning English
Terms used in learning English

CALL
EAP
EFL
ESL
ESOL
TEFL
TESOL

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Spelling Note: The word Grammar is often misspelt as Grammer. Try not to confuse the spelling of the word "Grammar" for "Grammer" as "Grammer" is incorrect.

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