English Key Words 1

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Pronoun-person
E.G. I,you, she, they
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Pronoun-possessive
E.G. my, his our, their
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pronoun-reflexive
E.G. myself, himself, themselves
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Pronoun-demonstrative
E.G. this, these, that, those
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Pronoun-relative
E.G. who, whom, which
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Noun-proper
refers to name/people/place. E.G. london, Charles
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Noun-abstract
refers to feelings (no physical existence). E.G. pain
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noun-concrete
refers to objects (physical existence). E.G. table
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Mode
Written/Spoken
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Purpose-Multi/Dual
More then 1 purpose/2 clear purposes
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Register
Formal/Informal
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Specialist Register
Terms that exclude people (specialists would use them) E.G Primary Sector
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Jargon
Terms that exclude people (specialists do not use them) E.G light sabre
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Colloquialism
Informal terms used in everyday language
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Slang
Colloquialism
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Lexis
Wide/Narrow range VOCAB
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Semantics
Actual meaning of a word
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Pragmatics
Implied meaning of a word
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Denotation
Dictionary meaning of a word
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Connotation
Associations made with words
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Euphemism
a socially except able word/phrase used to avoid talking about something distasteful.
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Dysphemism
a harsh 'to the point' (taboo term), sometimes used for a dark humorous effect.
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Main verb
verb that details with the main process in a verb
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Auxiliary verb
a verb that supports or helps another
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Negating particle
A small word used to form a negative construction. E.G. not
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Obligatory Component
An additional part of a verb phrase that may be present
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Primary auxilairy
Used to denote tense changes. E.G. do, be, have
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Modal auxiliary verb
A verb that never appears on its own and is used to express possibility, probability, certainty, necessity or obligation
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Synonymy
Words with similar semantic value
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Antonymy
Words with opposite semantic value
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Modifier
Describing word
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Main clause
A clause that makes sense on its own
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Subordinate clause
A clause that is dependent on another to complete the sentence
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Simple sentence
A sentence consisting of 1 main clause
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Compound sentence
A sentence consisting of 2 or more main clauses
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Complex sentance
A sentence containing a main clause with a subordinate clause
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Comparative
Adjective ending in ER
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Superlative
Adjectives ending in EST
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Declarative
Statement
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Imperative
Command
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Intenogative
Question
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Card 2

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E.G. my, his our, their

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Pronoun-possessive

Card 3

Front

E.G. myself, himself, themselves

Back

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Card 4

Front

E.G. this, these, that, those

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

E.G. who, whom, which

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