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an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.
a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb, expressing manner, place, time, or degree (e.g. gently, here, now, very ). Some adverbs, for example sentence adverbs, can also be used to modify whole sentences.
A doing word
A word describing a noun
a word used to identify any of a class of people
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 organization, spelled with an initial capital letter, e.g. Jane, London, and Oxfam
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 ).
a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object, e.g. truth, danger, happiness
Concrete nouns are things that you can experience through your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch
a count noun that denotes a group of individuals (e.g. assembly, family, crew ).
A word or group of words that functions as a constituent in the syntax of a sentence
A clause is a group of words that contains a verb (and usually other components too). A clause may form part of a sentence or it may be a complete sentence in itself
Two words of sounds that have the same first letter put after each other in a sentance
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle ).
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human
the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals
a feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
A warning or indication
fronted adverbials are words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence, used to describe the action that follows
A background or history created for a fictional character.
An idea or image which is suggested by a word, which is not its dictionary meaning eg the connotation of desk might be school
Different spoken forms of the same language
A straight piece of writing not poetry
Terms of address
The way a person is addressed, for example by first name, pronoun or title
Any repeated idea theme or image that has a symbolic significance in the text
Words, phrases or ideas are repeated for effect
A number of connected items written one after the other
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
A pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work
Informal words used mostly in speech within a particular social group
A negative term for a certain language