English grammar - complex

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preposition
indicate position of nouns 'under, over, on top'
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possessive determiner
such as 'my' comparable to possessive pronoun
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demonstrative determiner
didactic / pointing determiners 'this, that'
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indefinitive determiner
comparable to quantifiers such as 'some'
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number determiner
i.e 'one, 37, twenty nine, 107'
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active voice
the subject is shown, and responsible for the verb 'the girl kicked the ball'
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passive voice
the subject is deleted and not responsible for the verb 'the ball was kicked' Or placed after the verb as a complement 'the ball was kicked, by the girl'
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collocation
words which go together 'fish and chips' 'black and white' 'safe and sound' - usually idioms or juxtapositiotns
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free indirect discource
showing thoughts / speech of character by incorporating their words in 3rd person narrative 'his hand dropped back. how beautiful she was!'
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direct speech
in quotation marks
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indirect speech
without quotations, rather diadtics such as 'that' are used. he said that all was well
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jargon
technical or specialized language
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colloquial
used everyday speech, such as 'chippy'
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cliche
enfeebled or overused phrases
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assonance
repititon of vowel sounds
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ambiguity
multiple meanings
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anticlimax
failure to provide expected high point. i.e. we expect a fight to end the scene, whereas they part quietly
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pathos
feelings of sadness brought about by what we read
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subtext
an implication or situation that lies behind what the characters do and say, and is never explicitly referred to
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antithesis
such as juxtaposition
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Card 2

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such as 'my' comparable to possessive pronoun

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possessive determiner

Card 3

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didactic / pointing determiners 'this, that'

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Card 4

Front

comparable to quantifiers such as 'some'

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Card 5

Front

i.e 'one, 37, twenty nine, 107'

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