English Terminology

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1. What is an ellipsis?

  • Representation of a significant pause.
  • 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.
  • One speaker speaking over another, interuppting them.
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2. What is a hypophora?

  • Informal language.
  • An answer immediately following a rhetorical question.
  • A word which could have different multiple meanings.
  • Over-exaggeration of something.

3. What is it called when something is explained in the manner of somthing else?

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

4. Intonation, stress and pitch are examples of what features?

  • Prosodic features.
  • Paralinguistic features.
  • Phonological features.

5. What is a definite article?

  • 'you'.
  • 'the'.
  • a 'doing' word.
  • 'a/an'


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