English language terminology (AO1) quiz!

A quiz providing questions and answers about a range of topics covered in the AQA AS English language course, new spec :-)

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1. What is aspect?

  • Something that describes what an action is
  • Another element that marks the time of an event
  • Something that describes whether an action will happen or is going to happen
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2. The way that individuals adjust their speech in accordance with whom they are addressing is called...

  • Accommodation
  • Suitability
  • Adaptation

3. What is the basic unit of sound called?

  • Phoneme
  • Phonetic
  • Beat

4. The boy ran across the street. What word class does 'ran' fall into?

  • Intransitive verb
  • Transitive verb
  • Verb

5. How does dialect differ from Standard English?

  • By lexis and grammatical variation
  • By lexis
  • Depends on region only


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