AS English language terminology

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Euphenism
A polite way of saying something
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collective noun
a group of things, e.g a flock
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dynamic verb
actions, e.g hit, kill, write
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stative verb
states of being
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declarative
a statement, e.g my name is charlotte
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interrogative
questions
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directives
commands/orders
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adverbial phrase
a phrase that modifies a verb(action)
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auxiliary verb
a verb used in forming the tenses, moods and voices of other verbs. The verbs be,do,have- they are followe by another verb
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modal auxiliary verb
help others verbs to express a meaning, e.g could,would,should,may,might
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determiner
a word(s) used before a noun to indicate whether the noun is something specifc or general, e.g THE dog
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idiom
an expression that has a special meaning as a whole and which cannot be translated word by word, e.g i had a ball ( i had a very good time)
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infinitive
the name or base form of the verb with to. Infinitives can be used as a noun.
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personification
this is a type of metaphor, where an object or situation is given human qualities, e. the wind wailed
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verb
A word that expresses actions, states of being
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Anaphoric
A form of reffering in which a pronoun or noun phrase points back to something mentioned earlier
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Antonyms
Words that are oppsite in meaning, e,g dark/light
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Collocation
Two or more words that frequently appear as part of a set phrase
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Colloquial
an everyday or informal quality of writing, usually slang or non standard english
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complement
a clause element that adds extra info about the subject or object, e,g the student was tired(comes after object/subject)
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Convergence
a process of lingustic change in which accents or dialects become more alike
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Divergence
A process in which accents or dialects move further apart and the difference between them increases
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Hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration
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Intensifier
a word/phrase that adds emphasis
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Intonation
the tone of voice in speech
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modifier
tells us more about another word
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a group of things, e.g a flock

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collective noun

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actions, e.g hit, kill, write

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Card 4

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states of being

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Card 5

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a statement, e.g my name is charlotte

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