Grammatical particle  

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In grammar, a particle is a function word that does not belong to any of the inflected grammatical word classes (such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, and or articles). It is a catch-all term for a heterogeneous set of words and terms that lack a precise lexical definition. It is mostly used for words that help to encode grammatical categories (such as negation, mood or case), clitics or fillers or discourse markers that facilitate discourse such as well, ah, anyway, etc. Particles are uninflected.

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