7.1 Glossary - Key language concepts


Understanding words used to describe language and grammar will help you to improve your understanding of English more rapidly. This is a glossary of the most important terms used on this course.

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O

object

A noun phrase that usually follows a verb to show that it is the receiver of an action. However, in a passive sentence, the object is put before the verb. The object is highlighted in italics below:

Active

  • My father built our house.

Passive

  • Our house was built by my father.