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Proper Nouns
Can refer to a unique person/place. Role, Status, degree.
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Concrete Nouns
Refer to what we can see or touch. Persons, animals. Precise and factual.
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Abstract Noun
Refers to things we can't touch or see. Ideas, states and qualities e.g. love.
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Count Noun
Can have more than one. Plural form e.g. men, women
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None count Noun
Usually can't have more than one e.g petrol
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Lexis
Choice of words in texts.
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Denotation
Basic dictionary meaning
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Loaded Words
Words that have strong associations (positive or negative) for most users of a particular lanaguage.
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Synonyms
Words that mean roughly the same.
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Euphemism
Indirect term for something that is potentially embarrassing, upsetting or offensive.
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Dysphemism
A deliberately blunt of offensive term.
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Lexical/Semantic Field
A set of words from the same area of meaning.
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Expected Collocation
A frequently occurring combination in a language.
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Expected Collocation
A set phrase or entirely predictable combination in language.
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Unexpected Collocation
A surprising combination in language that requires explanation.
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Polyseme
A word with more than one meaning.
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Refer to what we can see or touch. Persons, animals. Precise and factual.

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Concrete Nouns

Card 3

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Refers to things we can't touch or see. Ideas, states and qualities e.g. love.

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Card 4

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Can have more than one. Plural form e.g. men, women

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Card 5

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Usually can't have more than one e.g petrol

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