Theory of English Grammar

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Theory of English Grammar by Mind Map: Theory of English Grammar

1. Morphology ( the study of the basic building blocks of meaning in language)

1.1. Free

1.1.1. roots

1.2. Bound

1.2.1. Prefixes: un-happy, re-write, pre-view

1.2.2. Suffixes: writ-ing, quick-ly, neighbor-hood

1.3. Derivational

1.3.1. happiness- happy+ness, preview-pre+view

1.4. Inflectional

1.4.1. cats-cat+s, cooler-cool+er

1.5. Cranberry

1.5.1. permit, commit, submit

1.6. Content

1.6.1. car, -able, -un

1.7. Function

1.7.1. and, plural -s

2. Categories of Nouns

2.1. Singular or Plural

2.2. Proper or Common

2.3. Collective

2.4. Abstract or Concrete

2.5. Countable or Uncountable

3. Verbal Categories

3.1. The category of Voice

3.1.1. reflexive

3.1.2. middle

3.1.3. reciprocal

3.2. The category of Aspect

3.3. The category of Tense

3.4. The category of Mood

3.5. The category of Person and Number

3.6. Finite and Non-Finite Verb

4. Semantics

4.1. the study of meaning expressed by elements of a language, characterizable as a symbolic system

5. Syntax

5.1. the formation of sentences, how words are combined to larger units than words, to phrases and sentences

6. Adjective

6.1. Limiting adjectives

6.1.1. Definite&Indefinite Articles

6.1.2. Posessive adjectives

6.1.3. Demonstrative adjectives

6.1.4. Interrogative adjectives

6.1.5. Indefinite adjectives

6.1.6. Cardinal adjectives

6.1.7. Proper adjectives

6.1.8. Original adjectives

6.1.9. Nouns used as Adjectives

6.2. Discriptive adjectives

6.2.1. Attributive

6.2.2. Predicate

6.3. The category of comparison of Adjectives

6.3.1. The Positive

6.3.2. The Comparative

6.3.3. The Superlative