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abbreviation
A shortened form of a word or phrase used chiefly in writing to represent the complete form, such as Mass. for Massachusetts or USMC for United States Marine Corps.
Adverb
a word that adds information to a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. An adverb is often a form of an adjective in English. Very, quickly, and beautifully are all adverbs.
Antonyms
Word opposite of another word: light is the antonym of dark
Apostrophe
The superscript sign (') used to indicate the omission of a letter or letters from a word, the possessive case, or the plurals of.
Chronological order
A method of speech organization in which the main points follow a time pattern
Complete Sentence
A complete sentence has to have a subject and a verb, and the verb has to be a "finite"
Context clues
The information from the immediate textual setting that helps identify a word for decoding (sounding out) and words being read for the first time. The reader's speaking vocabulary is a back-up strategy and is primarily useful to resolve ambiguity (is bread pronounced bred or breed?) and to confirm the accuracy of decoding (does it make sense and does it sound right?). ...
Contraction
The act of contracting or the state of being contracted. A word, as won't from will not, or phrase, as o'clock from of the clock,
Declarative
Serving to declare or state. Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to make a statement:
Exclamatory
A sentence that makes a vehement statement or conveys strong or sudden emotion.
Fact
Knowledge or information based on real occurrences: an account based on fact; a blur of fact and fancy.
Interrogative
A sentence that asks a question or makes an inquiry.
Multi Meaning words
At least two definition given for the same word
opinion
personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
organization
The act or process of organizing. The state or manner of being organized: a high degree of organization.
plural
Relating to or composed of more than one member, set, or kind:
possessive
Indicating ownership or a similar relationship.
predicate
grammar part of sentence excluding subject
prefixes
To put or attach before or in front of.
punctuation
The use of standard marks and signs in writing and printing to separate words into sentences, clauses, and phrases
Root word
The meaningful base form of a complex word after all affixes are removed
Run on sentence
an ungrammatical sentence in which two or more independentclauses are conjoined without a conjunction
singular
The form of a noun or pronoun that is employed in speaking or writing when referring to only one
Story elements
The essential basics of a story, narrative, or poem
The essential basics of a story, narrative, or poem
The subject of a sentence or clause is the part of the sentence or clause about which something is ..
suffixes
A group of letters added to the end of a word to form a new word.
Summarize
To give the main facts in a condensed form. Omit any illustrations, examples, details and elaboration.
Supporting details
Individual parts or information related to a whole
synonyms
two words that can be interchanged in a context
verb
The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages.