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Grammar by Mind Map: Grammar

1. Possessive Pronouns

1.1. Examples

1.1.1. hers

1.1.2. its

1.1.3. Definition: A possessive pronoun shows ownership, but it does not come before a noun or in a noun phrase. It stands alone. It can also be used to replace a noun.

1.1.4. theirs

2. Contractions

2.1. Definition: A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds.

2.2. Examples

2.2.1. it's=it is

2.2.2. she's=she was

2.2.3. he'll=he will

3. Verb Agreement

3.1. Definition: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs.

3.2. Examples

3.2.1. 1. Either you or he is not telling the truth.

3.2.2. 2. Not only the switches but also the old wiring has been changed.

3.2.3. 3. There is a desk and four benches in the office.

4. Collective Nouns

4.1. Definition: A collective noun is a word that refers to a collection of things taken as a whole

4.2. Examples

4.2.1. people

4.2.2. family

4.2.3. audience