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Conjunctive adverbs

Join independent clauses/main clauses/sentences

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Positive degree

Simply makes a statement about a person, place, or thing

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Comparative degree

Compares two people, places, or things

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Superlative degree

More than two people, places, or things

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Rule #1 for Comparisons

One-syllable adjectives and adverbs for, comparative form by adding -er and superlative form by adding -est

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Rule #2 on Comparisons

Adjectives with more than two syllables and adverbs ending in -ly form comparative forms by using more and superlative by using most

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Rule #3 on Comparisons

Sometimes two-syllable words use -er, -est forms and some use more, most (less, least) forms

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Semantics

Of or relating to meaning in language

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Avant-garde

Innovative, cutting-edge, new

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Incorrigible

Not able to be bad; hopeless

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Expletive

Off-color

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Zeitgeist

Spirit of time; general thought trend

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3 examples of conjunctive adverbs

Hence, likewise, and moreover

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Be sure that (conjunctive adverb)

Complete thought on both sides
Semicolon before and comma after
Joining two closely related thoughts
Right conjunctive adverb

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Participle phrase

(adjective) My favorite activity is playing in the snow.

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Gerund phrase

(noun) Playing in the show is my favorite activity.

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Infinitive

I'm going to play in the snow.

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Rhythm

Rising and falling of a line

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Meter

Words or sounds causing rising and falling

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Iamb

Unstressed, stressed

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Trochee

Stressed, unstressed