Lexical Categories

Breakdown of the major and minor lexical categories of English, adapted from the presentation in Borjars & Burridge (2010), Introducing English Grammar (2nd edn).

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Lexical Categories by Mind Map: Lexical Categories

1. Minor

1.1. Preposition

1.1.1. Simple

1.1.2. Complex

1.2. Conjunction

1.2.1. Co-ordinator

1.2.2. Subordinator

1.3. Determiner

1.3.1. Article

1.3.1.1. Definite

1.3.1.2. Indefinite

1.3.2. Demonstrative

1.3.3. Wh-

1.3.4. Quantificational

1.3.5. Possessive

2. Major

2.1. Noun

2.1.1. Common

2.1.1.1. Count

2.1.1.2. Mass

2.1.2. Proper

2.1.3. Collective

2.1.4. Pronoun/Pro-NP

2.1.4.1. Personal

2.1.4.2. Indefinite

2.1.4.3. Reflexive

2.1.4.4. Reciprocal

2.1.4.5. Possessive

2.1.4.6. Demonstrative

2.1.4.7. Interrogative

2.1.4.8. Relative

2.2. Verb

2.2.1. Lexical

2.2.1.1. Intransitive

2.2.1.2. Mono-transitive

2.2.1.3. Di-transitive

2.2.1.4. Intensive

2.2.1.5. Complex transitive

2.2.2. Auxiliary

2.2.2.1. Modal

2.2.2.2. Primary

2.3. Adjective

2.4. Adverb