Flashcards in Lexis Deck (18)
What are homophones?
words with the same sound e.g. accept and except
What are homographs?
words with the same spelling e.g. 'I read that book' and 'I like to read'
What are Homonyms?
Describes words with everything the same e.g. 'I can throw that can in the bin'
What is Lexis?
All the words used in a text
What is the singular form of 'Lexis'?
When looking at a particular set of words in the Lexis what is it called?
What are common nouns?
General nouns e.g dog
What are proper nouns?
Specific objects, people, things e.g Shakespeare
What are concrete nouns?
can be touched e.g. a plug, a phone
What are abstract nouns?
nouns like love and pain- about feelings and states of being
What are collective nouns?
used to describe groups e.g. a flock of birds, children
What are coordinating conjunctions?
will work to join two of the same clause together and these are conjunctions like 'and' 'or' 'but'
What is the acronym for coordinating conjunctions?
What are sub-ordinating conjunctions?
will join a main clause and a subordinate clause together e.g. until, because and before
What are the two types of determiners?
Articles and quantifiers
What is a definite article?
(like 'the) when there is something specific - ' the door' 'the car'
What is an indefinite article?
(like 'a') used for something more general - 'a house' ' a boy'