Technical terms test answers

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Technical terms test answers

  1. 1. Technical Terms Test1) A verb used to help the main verb. E.g. Do you believe? auxiliary2) Using more words that is strictly necessary. circumlocution3) A key grammatical unit. Formed when a noun is linked to a verb. clause4) The words ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’. article5) Moving a word to the front of a sentence to give it prominence. foregrounding6) Words or phrases that are part of conversational language, often figurativeand often difficult for non-native speaker. idioms7) A command verb. imperative8) The way words change their form to show, for example, that they are singular orplural. inflection9) When a word, usually noun or verb is changed by the addition of another word orphrase. modification10) The study of spelling. orthography11) All that is written about the subject of a sentence. E.g. He played forty times forEngland. predicate12) The basic information about a text. E.g. Author, when it was written, genre etc.provenance13) The style of a text, which is determined by the context. E.g. The style of theTimes is different to the Sun. It can be informal or scientific. Etc. register14) The core part of a word to which prefixes and suffixes are added. stem15) The history of words. etymology16) The study of how words combine to form phrases, clauses and sentences.syntax17) A stem, together with any affixes that depend on it and possibly other stems (aspart of a compound stem), which can be pronounced by itself in normal use of alanguage, e.g. in response to a question. word18) Some words in a sentence have little or no meaning of their own but instead referto other words in the same or other sentences. Anaphoric reference19) A sequence of paragraphs that represents an extended unit of speech. (FromLatin word for ‘to weave’) text20) The omission of sounds, syllables, or words in spoken or written discourse.ellision

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