Grammatical terms

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Grammatical terms

Post by crowfeather » Mon 02.27.2006 10:43 pm

I have been out of school for more years than I care to divulge. English is my native language and Japanese is the first additional language I have attempted to learn.
One of the problems I have encountered is that I don't remember the grammatical terms. I can't learn another language without knowing the grammatical terms and their definitions in my native language.
I know the definitions of the basic ones such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs etc. However I don't recall the names and definitions of sub-classifications of nouns, verbs , adjectives , etc .
Does anyone know where I can find a comprehensive list of all of the grammatical terms with a brief definition of them?

Googling each one is a time consuming task and what I am finding is complete grammar sections instead of a list .
Thank you,

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RE: Grammatical terms

Post by randomperson » Mon 02.27.2006 11:42 pm

if your looking for the way to say them in japanese you can find it here ... icle_id=24 tho it doesnt have definitions it has the sub-classifications i think your looking for.
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RE: Grammatical terms

Post by Kates » Mon 02.27.2006 11:44 pm

If you're willing to buy a book, I found one called English Grammar for Students of Japanese. It explains the grammatical terms in the sense of each language (ie: English prepositions vs. Japanese 'prepositions') and has examples as well. My one complaint is that there is no kana... all romaji. >_< But, I suppose that's better than no examples at all. ^_^ (Looks like you can find it for a pretty fair price at, too.)

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RE: Grammatical terms

Post by Mukade » Tue 02.28.2006 12:02 am

I think this is what you're looking for:

Everything you never wanted to know about English grammar.

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RE: Grammatical terms

Post by rodegia » Tue 02.28.2006 12:11 am

I've noticed that people who have a firm understanding of their native language are able to pick up another language and progress faster in it (This is, of course, discounting children). I highly recommend The Elements of Style by EB White. It'll get you through almost everything but transitive and intransitive verbs, which English doesn't have much of.

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