Flashcards in Language Terms/ Techniques Deck (31):
A doing or being word
a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb
a word naming an attribute of a noun
a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual.
Name of an individual
A noun referring to a group of individuals
A word referring to an idea or concept, not something physical
a word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g. I, you ) or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g. she, it, this ).
Concrete nouns are things that you can experience through your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch
each of the pronouns in English ( I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them ) comprising a set that shows contrasts of person, gender, number, and case.
a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause.
a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.
The repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of a group of words
A word that is associated with the sound it makes
When you give something not human, human qualities
the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, usually the weather!
implying that something bad is going to happen
When the audience know something the character(s) don't
A warning or indication of a future event
Verb that expresses necessity
'Fronted' adverbials are 'fronted' because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb.
An agent noun defines who or what is carrying out the action of a verb. It is usually spelt with the suffix -er.
A cliché is a phrase used over and over, to the point that it betrays a lack of original thought.
To understand and share someone else's feelings
a pattern or recurring idea in an artistic
the use of symbols to represent
ideas or qualities.
Informal words used mostly in speech within a particular social group
Specialist language. When someone is talking in a way not understood by others.
General informal language. Understood by all.
A narrative or story is a report of connected event