Flashcards - Teaching & Building Vocabulary

Flashcards - Teaching & Building Vocabulary
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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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vocabulary
A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person
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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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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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root word
A root, or a root word, is a word that does not have a prefix or a suffix
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suffixes
In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word
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prefixes
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
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prefixes
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
suffixes
In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word
root word
A root, or a root word, is a word that does not have a prefix or a suffix
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
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
vocabulary
A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person
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'
affixes
An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word
part of speech
A part of speech is a category of words which have similar grammatical properties
homographs
A homograph is a word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning
antonyms
In lexical semantics, opposites are words that lie in an inherently incompatible binary relationship as in the opposite pairs big : small, long : short, and precede : follow
synonyms
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language
Direct objects
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
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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