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Heather Johnson

Heather earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007 and an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009. In December 2011, she finished an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University for which she wrote a thesis on multiple modals in American English.

  • Linguistic Definition of Possessive Pronoun

    Possessive pronouns are pronouns that express possession of or some other relationship to another word or phrase and can perform five functions...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJanuary 26, 2016
  • Linguistic Definition of Object Pronoun

    Object pronouns are pronouns that perform four functions in clauses: direct object, indirect object, object complement, and prepositional complement. Object pronoun...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJanuary 21, 2016
  • Linguistic Definition of Adjective

    Adjectives in English grammar are traditionally defined as “words that describe nouns.” Adjective is a grammatical form. Adjectives function as the...

    English AdjectivesHeather JohnsonJanuary 19, 2016
  • Intensive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Intensive pronouns are pronouns that add...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJanuary 14, 2016
  • Reflexive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Reflexive pronouns are pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJanuary 12, 2016
  • Linguistic Definition of Subject Pronoun

    Subject pronouns are pronouns that perform two functions in clauses: subject and subject complement. Subject pronoun is a grammatical form. Subject...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonJanuary 7, 2016
  • The Ideology of Teaching English Prepositions

    An ideology, as defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, is a “systematic scheme of ideas, usually relating to politics or society,...

    LinguisticsHeather JohnsonApril 5, 2015
  • Possessive Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of other grammatical forms such as nouns and noun phrases. Possessive pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonMarch 16, 2015
  • Object Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Object pronouns are pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonFebruary 20, 2015
  • Subject Pronouns in English Grammar

    Pronouns are small words that can take the place of nouns, noun phrases, and other grammatical forms. Subject pronouns are pronouns...

    English PronounsHeather JohnsonSeptember 30, 2014

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