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Flashcards - Writing Mechanics & Conventions

Flashcards - Writing Mechanics & Conventions
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independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
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conjunction
In grammar, a conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases, or clauses
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clause
In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
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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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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
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Grammar development
In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language
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Pronouns
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase
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Pronouns
In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase
Grammar development
In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language
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
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
clause
In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
conjunction
In grammar, a conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases, or clauses
independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
phrase
In everyday speech, a phrase may be any group of words, often carrying a special idiomatic meaning; in this sense it is roughly synonymous with expression
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
apostrophes
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
comma
The comma is a punctuation mark that appears in several variants in various languages
semicolon
The semicolon or semi-colon is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements
serial comma
In English language punctuation, a serial comma or series comma is a comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction in a series of three or more terms

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