English Definitions

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Antonym
A word that means the opposite to another word. (e.g: big/small)
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Colloquial Language
Informal language semantics.
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Comparative Adjective
A word used to compare two things. (e.g: bigger/faster)
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Conjunction
A word that links clauses or sentences. (e.g: and, because, yet)
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Determiner
A word that goes before a noun to make it specific. (e.g: those boots=yes/some boots=no)
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Homophones
Words that sound the same but have different meanings (here/hear)
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Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally (e.g: it lasted forever)
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Modal Verb
A verb that expresses necessity or possibility (e.g: shall, would, may)
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Onomatopoeia
When the word sounds like the thing it's describing.
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Prefix
Letters that can be put in front of a word to change its meaning (e.g: un, in)
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Preposition
A word that says where things in relation to each other.
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Qualifier
A word used to attribute a quality to another word. (e.g: really terrible, too much)
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Suffix
Letters that can be put after a word to change it's meaning (e.g: playFUL)
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Superlative
A word that shows an object as it's best or worst. (e.g: highest/lowest)
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Interrogative Sentence
A type of sentence that asks a question.
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Inversion
The normal order of words are reversed for effect or emphasis.
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Limited Narrator
The narrator only knows the intimate thoughts and feelings of one character.
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Omniscient Narrator
A narrator that knows every character's intimate thoughts and feelings.
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Sensory Transitions
When the writer shifts from one entertaining sense to another. (e.g: The light streamed through the window, pooling upon her face, feeling warm and reassuring.)
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Informal language semantics.

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Colloquial Language

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A word used to compare two things. (e.g: bigger/faster)

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A word that links clauses or sentences. (e.g: and, because, yet)

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A word that goes before a noun to make it specific. (e.g: those boots=yes/some boots=no)

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