English Language (Level 1 Terminology)

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Imperative
giving an authoritative command; peremptory.
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Declarative
a statement in the form of a declaration.
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Interrogative
a word used in questions, such as how or what.
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Exclamatory
(of a cry or remark) expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain.
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Utterance
a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.
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Adjacency pair
a unit of conversation that contains an exchange of one turn each by two speakers.
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Conjunction
a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause
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Backchannel noise
A non-lexical backchannel is a vocalized sound that has little or no referential meaning but still verbalizes the listener's attention. In English, sounds like "uh-huh"
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Modal auxiliary verb
The verbs can, could, will, would, should, may, might, must, ought and shall are verbs which 'help' other verbs to express a meaning.
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Monosyllabic
(of a word or utterance) consisting of one syllable.
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Polysyllabic
(of a word) having more than one syllable.
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Topic shift
the points at which speakers move from one topic to another.
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Pronoun
a word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g. I, you ) or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g. she, it, this ).
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Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
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a statement in the form of a declaration.

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Declarative

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a word used in questions, such as how or what.

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(of a cry or remark) expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain.

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a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.

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