Word Classification, Grammar and nuts and bolts of our language.

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1. Verb

  • when the subject of the sentence carries out the verb.
  • a word that represents an action or process
  • word that represents a process which is often only mental
  • word that represents a physical action
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2. Simple sentence/ independent main clause

  • two simple sentences (of equal semantic weighting) joined by a co-ordinating conjunction
  • every sentence must contain a subject (a noun or pronoun), a verb (something for the subject to do) and, perhaps, an object (something for the subject to do something to), e.g. I love English Language
  • – a sentence that is incomplete by missing a subject or a verb, yet it still is capped with a full stop
  • a simple sentence with an added clause that somehow adds extra information (although of lesser importance semantically than the independent main clause) linked by a subordinating conjunction.

3. portmanteau

  • a newly invented word, created by merging two words together,
  • a newly invented word
  • an alternative word choice that has the same or a very similar meaning
  • words which have gone out of use over time.

4. Homophone.

  • When words have two syllables.
  • When emphasis is placed on certain words, through volume, significant pauses beforehand, or inflexion.
  • When different words sound exactly the same when they are said out loud.
  • Another word for Homonym.

5. pronoun (reflexive)

  • when a personal pronoun utilises the suffix ‘self’ or ‘selves’.
  • an overt reference to something that occurred earlier in a text, often by using pronouns to build upon previous sentences
  • a personal pronoun that is used as the object of a prepositional
  • mine, yours, his, hers, theirs


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