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jargon
words used by a profession that would be difficult for others outside the profession to understand
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semantics
the study of meanings, of words and phrases
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semantic field
group of words related in meaning
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commissives
words such as 'i guarantee', 'i bet', 'i promise', 'i swear'
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determiners
definite 'The' indefinite 'A' and 'An'
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pre-modification
information before an object for example 'the left-handed writer'
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post-modification
information after the object for example 'the book with the green cover'
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phrase
a small piece of information without a verb
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clause
larger piece of information, includes a subject and a verb
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main clause
it can stand alone in a sentence, it includes a subject and a verb
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subordinate clause
can't make sense on its own
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minor sentence
only sentence without a main verb
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simple sentence
same as a main clause, it contains a subject and a verb
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compound sentence
two main clauses joined together by a coordinating conjunction
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complex sentence
a main clauses connected to one or more by a subordinating conjunction
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active voice
the subject is acting upon something 'the boy kissed the girl'
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passive voice
the subject has been acted upon 'the girl was kissed by the boy'
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coordinating conjunction
connects two clauses of equal importance together 'and'
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subordinating conjunction
connects a subordinate clause and a main clause together to make sense 'because', 'although'
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the study of meanings, of words and phrases

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semantic field

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commissives

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determiners

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