English Language (Level 2 Terminology)

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Pre fronted conjunction
a conjunction that it at the beginning of a sentence
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Colloquialism
a word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation.
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Comparative adjective
The comparative is frequently associated with adjectives and adverbs because these words take the -er suffix or modifying word more or less (e.g., faster, more intelligent, less wasteful); it can also, however, appear when no adjective or adverb is p
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Superlative adjective
the superlative is the form of an adverb or adjective that of the adverb or adjective being used that is greater than any other possible degree of the given descriptor.
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Idiom
a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).
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Discourse marker
a word or phrase whose function is to organize discourse into segments, for example well or I mean.
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Ellipsis
the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.
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Elision
he omission of a sound or syllable when speaking (as in I'm, let's ).
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Prosodic features
Prosodic features are features that appear when we put sounds together in connected speech. It is as important to teach learners prosodic features as successful communication depends as much on intonation, stress and rhythm as on the correct pronunci
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Tag question
a question converted from a statement by an appended interrogative formula, e.g. it's nice out, isn't it?.
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a word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation.

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Colloquialism

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The comparative is frequently associated with adjectives and adverbs because these words take the -er suffix or modifying word more or less (e.g., faster, more intelligent, less wasteful); it can also, however, appear when no adjective or adverb is p

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Card 4

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the superlative is the form of an adverb or adjective that of the adverb or adjective being used that is greater than any other possible degree of the given descriptor.

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Card 5

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a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).

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