English Language Key Terms

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  • English Language
    • Lexis
      • Lexical field of ...
      • Slang
      • Foreign borrowing
      • Neologism
        • Made up word
      • Archaic lexis
        • eg hath
      • Acronysm
        • eg NATO
      • Initialism
        • eg BBC
      • Rhetorical lexis
      • Vocatives
        • eg hey you, or their name
    • Semantics
      • Simile
        • like/as
      • Metaphore
        • Comparison
      • Collocation
        • eg fish and chips
      • Irony
        • Undermines the readers expectations
      • Puns
        • Play on words
      • Cliche
        • Over used phrase
      • Euphenism
        • Pleasant way of saying something unpleasant
      • Dsphemism
        • Offensive form of language
    • Morphology
      • Prefix
        • inter and un
      • Suffix
        • ness
      • Inflextion
        • ed, ing, s and ly
    • Word Class
      • Introduction
        • Form
          • diary
        • Function
          • inform and persuade
      • Nouns
        • Primary
          • to be, to have, to do
        • Dynamic
          • to run, to walk etc
        • Infinitive
          • to cook, to have etc
        • Regular
          • to walk, waliking, walked eg
        • Irregular
          • to be, I am, I was eg
        • Modal Auxilliary
          • can, could, will, would, may, might, should
      • Verbs
        • Concrete
        • Abstract
        • Collective
      • Ad verbs
        • of time
          • now, today
        • of place
          • above, abroad
        • of mannor
          • Angrily, easily
        • of frequency
          • sometimes, daily
      • Pronouns
        • 1st
          • singular :I
          • Plural : We, us
        • 2nd
          • Singul;ar : You
          • Plural : You
        • 3rd
          • Singular : he, she, it
          • Plural : them, they
        • possestive
          • my, mine, your, his etc
        • Reflective
          • myself, yourself etc
        • Subject case
          • I, you, he, she etc
    • Syntax
      • Sentence
        • Declarative
          • Full Stop
        • Interrogative
          • Question
        • Imperative
          • Command
        • Exclamatory
          • Exclamation mark
      • Elipsis
        • Word missed oput
      • Syndetic list
        • No commas
      • Asyndetic
        • Commas
      • Parenthesis
        • Brackets

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