Letter P – Glossary Of Grammatical Terms

English Grammatical Terms

Letter P

  • P,p — (Sixteenth letter of the alphabet)
  • Palindrome
  • ParagraphA Paragraph is a Unit of text, within a larger work — which can be only one Sentence — but is usually made-up-of more than one.  The information contained within a Paragraph is usually all related or somehow distinct from the information in other Paragraphs in the overall piece of writing.  The Paragraph is often off-set by the fist line being indented;  there being an extra space between Paragraphs; or both.  This very definition is technically an example of a Paragraph as it is made up of a number of Sentences and the information is distinct from the information contained in other Sentences & Paragraphs on this page.
  • Parsing
  • Particle
  • Part Of Speech
  • ParticipleA form of a Verb that may function as an Adjective or Noun.
  • Parts Of Speech
  • Passive
  • Passive Voice
  • Passive voice (By + Agent)
  • Past
  • Past Continuous
  • Past Participle
  • Past Perfect
  • Past Perfect Continuous
  • Past Perfect Progressive
  • Past Progressive
  • Past Simple
  • Perfect
  • Perfect Aspect
  • Performative Verb
  • Person
  • Personal Pronoun
  • Phatic Speech
  • Phoneme
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Phonetics
  • Phrasal Verb
  • PhraseA short written or spoken expression.  A word or group of words that functions as a single Grammatical Unit in the Syntax of a Sentence — usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.
  • Phrasal-NounA single Word or group of Words which represents a single Phrase and functions as an independent Grammatical Unit — and is, or functions-as a Noun.  This is different than a “Noun Phrase” — which is a Phrase made up of multiple Grammatical Units functioning as a Noun or Noun-Phrase.  —  Example:  The Metaphorical Idiomatic Phrase (one’s) “Meat & Potatoes” is a Phrasal-Noun.  The Phrase, (one’s) “preference for meat & potatoes” is a Noun-Phrase, i.e. — it is a phrase describing what kind preference, which is an Abstract Noun.
  • Philology
  • Pidgin
  • Plagiarism
  • Pleonasm
  • Plural – Referring to more than one (used to refer the form of a noun)
  • Plural Noun –A Plural Noun is a Noun which is in a form used to refer to more than one of whatever the Noun represents.  —  Read The Full Post — Version #1  —   Read The Full Post — Version #2
  • Poetry
  • Polyptoton
  • Polysemy
  • Polysyllabic
  • Portmanteau Word
  • Positive
  • Possessive
  • Possesive Case
  • Possessive Adjective
  • Possessive Pronoun
  • Post-Modifier
  • Post-Positive
  • Pragmatic
  • Predicate
  • Predicative Adjective
  • Predicate Nominatives
  • Prefix — A Letter or combination of Letters (and sometimes an entire Word) which is affixed to the beginning of a Word in order to change or signify its particular meaning or condition.  —  Example:  “pre-“, “non-“, “un-“, & “omni-” — all of these are “Prefixes”
  • Pre-Modifier
  • 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.
  • Prepositional Phrase
  • Pre-scriptive Grammar
  • Present
  • Present Continuous
  • Present Participle
  • 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.  —  Examples:  “He”, “She”, “It”, “They”, “Them”, “We”, “Us”, etc..  —  These are all Pronouns
  • Pronunciation
  • Proper Adjective
  • 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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