While it may seem too basic, or unnecessary to go back and describe the Parts of Speech, it’s essential to regain knowledge about sentence structure when writing prose. While some of us may retain the experience, we picked up in school, many more will discover that their grammar has tarnished over time, and in need of some polish.
When you are editing a piece of your writing, it is essential to autopsy paragraphs and sentences. Understanding the basic principles of what goes into a sentence will be helpful.
If you remember school days, you recall that a noun is defined as a word used to name a person, place, thing, or idea.
Nouns will be the subject or object of your sentence. Therefore, it is crucial to understand what a noun is and what role it plays in your sentences.
The rest of the definition says that nouns can be classified in one of three ways. They can be proper or common, abstract, or concrete, and lastly, concrete.
Proper nouns name a particular person, place, or thing. They are capitalized, and a few examples are Mustang Patty, Salem, and the Statue of Liberty.
A comma noun doesn’t name a particular person, place, or thing – common nouns are not capitalized, and a few examples are woman, city, and building.
An abstract noun names a quality, a characteristic, or an idea. A few examples would be beauty, strength, love, and courage.
Conversely, a concrete noun names an object that can be perceived by the senses: hat, desk, book, or box.
Collective nouns name a group: crowd, team, and class.
Grammar is important. Going through the parts of speech will give you the foundation of English. Understanding how sentences are built will allow you to develop your unique style of writing.