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1. What is the difference between euphemism and dysphemism?

  • Euphemism is putting something socially unacceptable in a polite manner, whereas dysphemism is not socially acceptable and is something said in an innapropriate manner.
  • Euphemism is the literal meaning of words and dysphemism is when a word can have a double meaning behind it.
  • Euphemism is extremely unacceptable in the society, for example, swear words. Dysphemism is a polite manner of speech.
  • Euphemism is not socially acceptable and is something said in an innapropriate manner, whereas, dysphemism is putting something socially unacceptable in a polite manner.
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2. What is an ellipsis?

  • Representation of a significant pause.
  • One speaker speaking over another, interuppting them.
  • Omission of a vowel/syllable in the pronunciation of a word.
  • Omission of vowel at the end of the word when the next word begins with a vowel.

3. What is the use of contradictory words in a phrase known as?

  • Collocations.
  • Oxymoron.
  • Juxtaposition.
  • Antithesis.

4. What is an enlarged example extracted from a text called?

  • Sub-heading.
  • Caption.
  • Grab quote.
  • Headline.

5. What is an indefinite article?

  • 'you'
  • 'a/an'
  • 'the'
  • 'I'

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