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What are homophones?

words with the same sound e.g. accept and except

2

What are homographs?

words with the same spelling e.g. 'I read that book' and 'I like to read'

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What are Homonyms?

Describes words with everything the same e.g. 'I can throw that can in the bin'

4

What is Lexis?

All the words used in a text

5

What is the singular form of 'Lexis'?

Lexeme

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When looking at a particular set of words in the Lexis what is it called?

Lexicon

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What are common nouns?

General nouns e.g dog

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What are proper nouns?

Specific objects, people, things e.g Shakespeare

9

What are concrete nouns?

can be touched e.g. a plug, a phone

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What are abstract nouns?

nouns like love and pain- about feelings and states of being

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What are collective nouns?

used to describe groups e.g. a flock of birds, children

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What are coordinating conjunctions?

will work to join two of the same clause together and these are conjunctions like 'and' 'or' 'but'

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What is the acronym for coordinating conjunctions?

FANBOYS
For
And
Nor
But
Or
Yet
So

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What are sub-ordinating conjunctions?

will join a main clause and a subordinate clause together e.g. until, because and before

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What are the two types of determiners?

Articles and quantifiers

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What is a definite article?

(like 'the) when there is something specific - ' the door' 'the car'

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What is an indefinite article?

(like 'a') used for something more general - 'a house' ' a boy'

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What are quantifiers?

can be specific and display a quantity e.g. 'I have lots of friends' and ' I only have a few pens'