Flashcards in Language Terms - Techniques Deck (31):
a count noun that denotes a group of individuals
a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual
a name used for an individual person, place, or thing
can be identified in the five senses
a word that can function as a noun on its own
a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object
comprising a set that shows contrasts.
e.g. person, gender, number, and case.
a word used to describe any class of people or place
a doing or being word that has a tense
a verb that expresses necessity or possibility
a word that modifies the meaning of an adjective
a word that describes a place, person or thing
When two words near or next to each other that sound the same or start with the same letter
e.g. sweet birds sang
When a word is associated with the sound it makes
when human characteristics are given to a non living thing
e.g. the stars winked at me
a clause which can be put together with a subordinate clause but makes sense on its own
Comparing something using the words like and as
When two words not normally put together are brought together
e.g. bitter sweet
A word or phrase used to imply figurative, not literal or 'actual'. resemblance.
e.g. he flew into the room
The humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean
A total stock of words in a language
e.g. I laughed.
A long speech at the start of a play done by an actor in a play to show his thoughts
A group of words that make an improper sentence
e.g. he was blown away
A person or thing that determines what you do
e.g. he walked fast
A group of words put together
e.g. the sheep came together as a flock
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
a pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work.
Informal words used mostly in speech written in a particular social group
Narrative writing tells a story or part of a story.