English Language terminology

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Auxiliary verb
To conjugate 'be', 'have', 'do'.
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Modal auxiliary verb
Can, could, may, would, shall, will, should, might, must
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Superlative
An adjective that displays the most extreme value of it's quality e.g. biggest, smallest
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First person pronoun
I, me, my
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Second person pronoun
You, your
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Third person pronoun
he, him, his
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Demonstrative pronoun
This, that, those
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Monosyllabic lexis
Words of one syllable
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Polysyllabic lexis
Words of two or more syllables
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Copula verb
Joins an adjective or noun to the subject e.g. is, smells, became
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Creole
A pidgin language that has evolved to become the main and is learnt by children as their first language
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Digraph
A combination of two letters to make one sound e.g. 'th'
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Dental fricative
d, g, b
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Plosive
s, f, v
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Grapheme
Letter
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Holophrastic stage
One word utterances
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Telegraphic stage
Basic sentence structures
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Phoneme
Sound
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Pidgin
A language made up of two or more languages used for specific reasons such as trading. They are not the community's first language
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Virtuous error
Errors made by children that reveals some understanding
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Overextension
Applying one rule to another word e.g. Hows (house)
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Homophones
Words with different meanings that sound the same (where/wear)
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Transposition/transliteration
Getting the 'b' and 'd' mixed up (somedody)
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Uncertainty over prefixes/suffixes
Peacefull, lovley
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Inversion
Solider, beleive
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Preposition
Refers to the position of the noun (under, after, on)
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Can, could, may, would, shall, will, should, might, must

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Modal auxiliary verb

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An adjective that displays the most extreme value of it's quality e.g. biggest, smallest

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I, me, my

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You, your

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