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Adjective
a word that describes a noun, e.g the wooden table
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adverb
a word that describes the action of a verb , e.g the cat jumped swiftly
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anaphoric
a form of reffering in which a pronoun or noun ohrase points back to something mentioned earlier
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antonyms
words that are opposite in meaning e.g dark/light
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clause
a group of words, usually with a finite verb.
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collocation
two or more words that frequently appear as part of a set phrase
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colloquial
an everyday or non-formal quality of writing, often characterized by the use of slang or non-standard features
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complement
a clause element that adds extra information about the subject or object of the clause, e.g the student was TIRED
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convergence
a process of linguisitc change in which accents or dialects become more alike
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declarative
a grammatical mood that expresses a statement, e.g my name is charlotte and i am 17 years old
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denotation
the dictionary definition of a word
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divergence
a process in which accents or dialects move further apart and the differences between them increase.
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hyperbole
a deliberate and extravagant axaggeration
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idiom
a sequence of words that us a unit of meaning
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imperative
a grammatical mood expressing a directive (command or warning)
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intensifier
a word or phrase that adds emphasis, e,g awfully, terribly
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intonation
the tone of voice in speech
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modifier
a word that specifies the nature of another word or tells us more about it . Adverbs and adjectives act as modifiers
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noun
a word class with a naming function, which can be used as a subject or an object of a clause.
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patterning
language used in such a way as to create discernible patterns, perhaps through imagery, or a repeated symbol
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personification
the attribution of human feelings, emotions, sensations or physical attributes to an inanimate object
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pronoun
a word that stands for a noun, e.g kate
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sequencing
the rules governing the succession of utterances in discourse
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verb
a word that expresses actions, states of being or processes.
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a word that describes the action of a verb , e.g the cat jumped swiftly

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adverb

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a form of reffering in which a pronoun or noun ohrase points back to something mentioned earlier

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words that are opposite in meaning e.g dark/light

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a group of words, usually with a finite verb.

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