English Terminology

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1. What is a superlative?

  • A word showing a mental process.
  • A command shown within a sentence.
  • Adjectives that are presented in the most extreme value and usually ending with '-est'.
  • One adjective relating to another and usually ending in '-ier'.
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2. What is rhetoric?

  • Contrasting language.
  • A question requiring an answer.
  • Persuasive language.
  • A question which compels the reader to consider the answer.

3. When a speaker is directly referred to, what is it called?

  • A prosodic feature.
  • Received Pronunciation.
  • A non-fluency feature.
  • Idiolect.

4. What is an adjacency pair?

  • A response which depends on and results from the previous utterance.
  • An organised and co-ordinated manner in the way in which the speakers speak.
  • Two words that are spelt different, yet sound exactly the same.
  • When two speakers say the same thing at the same time.

5. What is an 'indirect reference' to something called?

  • Allusion.
  • Analogy.
  • Semantic.
  • Metaphor.
  • Acronym.


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