English Vocab

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Adjacency Pairs
An utterance and response often seen together e.g. 'How are you? 'Fine thanks you?'
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Amelioration
Where a words meaning lessens over time
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Anaphoric reference
Using the proper noun first, then switching to pronouns
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Cataphoric reference
Using a series of pronouns before the proper noun
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Collocation
Words that habitually go together e.g. fish and chips
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Declarative Sentence
States/describes something
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Deictic Expression
Words or expressions that require context for understanding (it, that, them)
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Homonym
A word with the same spelling but different meaning and sound e.g. lead (verb) and lead (noun)
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Homophone
Words that sound the same but have different spellings e.g. they're there and their
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Hybrid
Cross between spoken and written language
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Hypernym
'Umbrella noun' - encompasses other nouns - e.g. animal (hypernym) encompasses dog, cat, lion
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Hyponym
Words within the hypernym e.g dog, cat, lion (hyponym) under 'animal'
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Imperative Sentence
Type of sentence function that commands
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Interrogative Sentence
Type of sentence function that is a question
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Litotes
Understatements
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Metnoymy
Word or phrase used to stand for a person, place or group
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Perjoration
Where a words meaning strengthens overtime
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Preposition
Used to position things in a sentence e.g in, under, over, at
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Pre modification
Words (usually adjectives) that come before a noun to describe it
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Post modification
Words that come after the noun to describe it
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Triadic Structure
Writing a list of 3 things for flow
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Virtuous error
Child makes mistake with language but follows grammatical rule e.g. he runned, it was the baddest...
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Where a words meaning lessens over time

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Amelioration

Card 3

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Using the proper noun first, then switching to pronouns

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Card 4

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Using a series of pronouns before the proper noun

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Card 5

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Words that habitually go together e.g. fish and chips

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