English Language Revision

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  • English Language Revision
    • Lexis/Semtantics
      • Accent- refers to the way words are pronounced
      • Receved pronounciation- considered a prestige dialect.
      • Dialect- choices of vocabularly, grammer and pronounciation
      • Standard english - considered a prestige dialect
    • Active/ Passive voice
      • Active voice e.g 'the teacher led the lesson
      • Passive voice e.g the lesson was led by the teacher
      • Adjective- e.g the busy teacher (pre-modifying) or e.g the dinner is awful (post-modifying)
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    • Adverb- e.g the girl worked especially hard.
    • Ambiguity - means 'more than one possible meaning
    • auxillary verbs- give a sense of time to the main verb 'have you won?'
      • common auxillary - forms of to be (is/am/was/are)
      • modal auxillaries - may, might, would, could, should
    • clause- often built around the main verb, which tells of an action, thought or state.
      • cohesion- patterns of words, form coherent units.
      • determiner - three 'articles' (i.e a, an, the)
      • elision- the omission of one or more sounds in a word.
      • mode - the channel of communication in a text e.g written or spoken
    • noun- any word that can form a head word - naming words
      • pragmatics- is an aspect of how language generates meaning
      • root words - free morpheme which can be added a affix


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