Terminology Level 1

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Imperative
The command form of a verb or sentence.
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Declarative
The most common sentence type, a statement.
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Interogative
The question form of a sentence.
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Exclamatory
An exclamatory sentence expresses strong emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark.
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Utterance
Sentence
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Adjacency Pair
The basic unit of turn taking in conversation.
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Conjunction
Words such as and, but and because which join elements of a sentence together.
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Backchannel Noise
listener responses in a primarily one-way communication. These can be both verbal and non-verbal in nature, and are frequently phatic expressions, primarily serving a social or meta-conversational purpose.
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Modal Auxiliary Verb
A type of ‘helping’ verb that is used to indicate modality – that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation. E.g. can, should, would, must etc.
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Monosyllabic
One Syllable
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Polysyllabic
Multiple Syllables
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Topic Shift
the points at which speakers move from one topic to another – mark key points in spoken discourse and can be contested by either speaker, but decided upon by the dominant speaker in the end.
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Pronoun
Class of words which are used to substitute for and refer to nouns (she,it,us).
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Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
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The most common sentence type, a statement.

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Declarative

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The question form of a sentence.

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An exclamatory sentence expresses strong emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark.

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Sentence

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