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Flashcards - NES ELA: Grammar Conventions

Flashcards - NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
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apostrophe
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
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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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semicolon
The semicolon or semi-colon is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements
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colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
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colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
semicolon
The semicolon or semi-colon is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements
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
apostrophe
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
hyphen
The hyphen is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word
conjunctive adverb
A conjunctive adverb is an adverb that connects two independent clauses
Dashes
The dash is a punctuation mark that is similar to a hyphen or minus sign, but differs from both of these symbols primarily in length and function
bracket
A bracket is a tall punctuation mark typically used in matched pairs within text, to set apart or interject other text
compound subjects
A compound subject is two or more individual noun phrases coordinated to form a single, longer noun phrase
ellipses
Ellipsis is a series of dots that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning

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