chapter  3
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Teaching about Verbs and Adverbs

This chapter explains the teaching about the Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives. The Nouns act as the magnets for modifiers, which can be placed either before or after the noun being modified. The entire noun structure that headword with all the modifiers that stick to it, is what is replaced by a pronoun. The nouns and pronouns perform the same functions in the sentence. The teachers and the students use the term 'nominal group' for the entity that consists of the headword and its modifiers. Transitive verbs that are about giving and showing can take an indirect object. If the clause has a linking verb, the subject complement may be a noun. The traditional definition of a pronoun as a word that replaces a noun does not tell the whole story of the ingenious work of pronouns. Nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs belong to the category of parts of speech that they call form class words.