Flashcards - GED RLA: Grammar, Mechanics & Word Choice

Flashcards - GED RLA: Grammar, Mechanics & Word Choice
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homonyms
In linguistics, a homonym is one of a group of words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings, whether spelled the same or not
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capitalization
Capitalization, or capitalisation, is writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter and the remaining letters in lower case in writing systems with a case distinction
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verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
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subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
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pronoun
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase
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antecedent
In grammar, an antecedent is an expression that gives its meaning to a pro-form
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antecedent
In grammar, an antecedent is an expression that gives its meaning to a pro-form
pronoun
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase
subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
capitalization
Capitalization, or capitalisation, is writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter and the remaining letters in lower case in writing systems with a case distinction
homonyms
In linguistics, a homonym is one of a group of words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings, whether spelled the same or not
adjective
In linguistics, an adjective is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified
adverb
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, noun phrase, clause, or sentence
Pronoun agreement
Agreement or concord happens when a word changes form depending on the other words to which it relates
homographs
A homograph is a word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning
compound subjects
A compound subject is two or more individual noun phrases coordinated to form a single, longer noun phrase
homophones
A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling

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