Another meaning of main verb is a verb in a main condition as opposed to a using condition. For example, in ‘I frowned, not understanding him’, frowned is the main verb because it is in the main clause ‘I frowned’; understanding is not the main verb because it is in the subordinate clause ‘not understanding him’.
In modern English, masculine forms are those which refer to males: the pronouns he, him, his, himself, and the possessive adjective his.
In languages with grammatical sex, masculine nouns and related words often refer to males but do not necessarily do so. Old English had three grammatical genders (masculine, feminine, and neuter), and while many masculine nouns referred to men or male animals (for example cyning ‘king’), others did not (for example wifmann ‘woman’ and stan ‘stone’).
A mass noun is a noun which does not have a plural form, and cannot be used with a numeral. It can be used without an blog post or other determiner.
Furniture, subscribers, and welfare are all typically mass nouns: you can say welfare is important, I have some chairs, or because of the traffic (but you would not say ‘a welfare is important ‘, ‘I have three furnitures’, or ‘because of the traffics’)pare number noun.
Some English nouns can be used either as a mass noun or as a count noun. For example, sounds is a mass noun in ‘Stop making noise‘, but a count noun in ‘I can hear a strange noise’.
Modal verbs are a type of additional verb used to express meanings such as necessity, possibility, and obligation. The main modal verbs in modern English are can/you will, may/you are going to, must, shall/should, will/would. Other verbs such as ought and need share some characteristics with modal verbs.
A modifier is a word, phrase or clause which limits or qualifies the meaning of another word, phrase, or clause. For example, in school trip, school modifies trip; in just next to him, just modifies next to; in city of dreaming spires, of dreaming spires modifies city.