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Collective noun

a count noun that denotes a group of individuals
e.g. assembley

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Common noun

a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual
e.g. girl

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Proper noun

a name used for an individual person, place, or thing
e.g. Jane

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Concrete noun

can be identified in the five senses

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Pronoun

a word that can function as a noun on its own
e.g. she

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Abstract noun

a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object
e.g. truth

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Personal pronoun

comprising a set that shows contrasts.
e.g. person, gender, number, and case.

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Noun

a word used to describe any class of people or place

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Verb

a doing or being word that has a tense
e.g. quickly

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Modal verb

a verb that expresses necessity or possibility
e.g. must

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Adverb

a word that modifies the meaning of an adjective
e.g. gently

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Adjective

a word that describes a place, person or thing
e.g. sweet

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Alliteration

When two words near or next to each other that sound the same or start with the same letter
e.g. sweet birds sang

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Onomatopoeia

When a word is associated with the sound it makes
e.g. cuckoo

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Personification

when human characteristics are given to a non living thing
e.g. the stars winked at me

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Main Clause

a clause which can be put together with a subordinate clause but makes sense on its own

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Similie

Comparing something using the words like and as

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Oxymoron

When two words not normally put together are brought together
e.g. bitter sweet

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Metaphor

A word or phrase used to imply figurative, not literal or 'actual'. resemblance.
e.g. he flew into the room

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Irony

The humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean

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Lexis

A total stock of words in a language
e.g. I laughed.

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Monologue

A long speech at the start of a play done by an actor in a play to show his thoughts

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Sentence Fragment

A group of words that make an improper sentence
e.g. he was blown away

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Determiner

A person or thing that determines what you do
e.g. he walked fast

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Semantic Field

A group of words put together
e.g. the sheep came together as a flock

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Symbolism

the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.

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Motif

a pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work.

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Slang

Informal words used mostly in speech written in a particular social group

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Jargon

Specialist language

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Narrative Writing

Narrative writing tells a story or part of a story.

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Descriptive writing

Descriptive writing vividly portrays a person, place, or thing in such a way that the reader can visualize the topic and enter into the writer's experience.

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Synonyms

Words that mean the same thing or something similar

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Syntax

The order and arrangement of words and phrases to create sentences