English Grammatical Terms

Letter P

  • Palindrome
  • ParagraphA paragraph is a unit of text within a larger work which can be simply one sentence, but is usually made up of more.  The information contained within the paragraph is usually all related or somehow distinct from the other sentences or paragraphs in the writing, and is often off-set by the fist line being indented, there being an extra space between paragraphs, or both.  This description is an example of a paragraph.
  • Parsing
  • Particle
  • Part Of Speech
  • Parts Of Speech
  • Passive
  • Passive Voice
  • Passive voice (By + Agent)
  • Past
  • Past Continuous
  • Past Perfect
  • Past Perfect Continuous
  • Past Perfect Progressive
  • Past Progressive
  • Past Simple
  • Perfect
  • Perfect Aspect
  • Performative Verb
  • Person
  • Phatic Speech
  • Phoneme
  • Phonetics
  • Phrase – A short written or spoken expression.  A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.
  • Philology
  • Pidgin
  • Plagiarism
  • Pleonasm
  • Plural – Referring to more than one (used to refer the form of a noun)
  • Poetry
  • Polyptoton
  • Polysemy
  • Polysyllabic
  • Portmanteau Word
  • Positive
  • Possessive
  • Possesive Case
  • Post-Positive
  • Pragmatic
  • Predicate
  • Predicate Nominatives
  • Prefix – A letter of combination of letters (and sometimes an entire word) which is affixed to the beginning of a word to change or signify its particular meaning or condition.  For Example:  “pre-“, “non-“, “un-“, & “omni-“
  • PrepositionPrepositions are words which usually give an indication of “placement” or “position”.  This “Place” or “Position” can be referring to many things, such as physical location, or location in time, it can show direction, or who is doing something or who the “thing” is being done to.
  • Present
  • Present Continuous
  • Present Perfect
  • Present Perfect Continuous
  • Present Perfect Progressive
  • Present Progressive
  • Present Simple
  • Progressive
  • Progressive Aspect
  • PronounA type of noun which refers to yet another noun, either with-in the same sentence, another sentence or to one which is already known through the context of speech or writing.  Such as:  “He”, “She”, “It”, “They”, “Them”, “We”, “Us”, etc..
  • Proper NounA Proper Noun, as opposed to a Common Noun names a specif thing (rather than a general one) and is capitalized in order to show that it is the “Proper Name” of the “Proper Noun”.  Example:  “Person” is a Common Noun, and “Nikola Tesla” is a “Proper Noun” as that is the name of one very specific (and awesome) “person”.
  • Prose
  • Prosody
  • Protasis
  • Pun
  • Punctuation

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See Also:

The Letter P,p (The English Alphabet)


Letter P,p – Pronunciation Guide




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