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Conjunctions
A word that is used to link other words or parts of a sentence, such as: and, but, or if.
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Prepositions
A word that is used in front of a noun or pronoun to show place, time, direction, or method.
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Cohesion
Cohesive devices - A word or phrase used to link parts of a text so that the reader finds it clear to understand. These cohesive devices are: Prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions, adverbs and ellipsis. For instance: My friend loves sailing, but he’s
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Superlative
The superlative form of an adjective is used for comparing one person or thing with every other member of their group, to express the fact that they have the highest or a very high degree of a quality.
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Auxillary Verbs
Auxiliary verbs are used to form tenses or passive forms of other verbs. The main ones are be, do, and have.
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Digraph
The actual words of a speaker quoted in writing (e.g. ‘I don’t believe you,’ said Nina). Compare with reported speech. Learn about punctuation in direct speech.
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Determiner
A word that introduces a noun, such as the, a, every, and this. See also definite article, indefinite article, possessive determiners.
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A word that is used in front of a noun or pronoun to show place, time, direction, or method.

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Prepositions

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Cohesive devices - A word or phrase used to link parts of a text so that the reader finds it clear to understand. These cohesive devices are: Prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions, adverbs and ellipsis. For instance: My friend loves sailing, but he’s

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The superlative form of an adjective is used for comparing one person or thing with every other member of their group, to express the fact that they have the highest or a very high degree of a quality.

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Auxiliary verbs are used to form tenses or passive forms of other verbs. The main ones are be, do, and have.

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