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 Grammar for Academic Writing

In academic writing English grammar plays central to all written expressions across units in DWU. It is important to learn some common rules of the English language. Therefore, to ensure ensures correct usage of grammar in expressing ideas in essay writing, it is important to know some common terms and what function each term does in your writing bearing in mind that some functions change from context to context. Here are some Grammar terms and definitions below;

Term Definition

Noun

Name of a person, place or thing

Pronoun

Word used in place of a noun

Adjective

Describing word /describes the noun

Verb

Doing word or action word

Adverb

Adds meaning to a verb

Preposition

Shows relationship between nouns

Article

a, an, the

Conjunction

Joining word

Interjection

Interrupt the flow of conversation

 

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