The Uses of Language


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What two types of sentences are commonly used in directive language?

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1. The informative use of language applies to written and spoken language that can be determined as _____.

2. How might an informative use of language in the form of a question be used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your comprehension of language uses with this quiz and worksheet combo. Among other topics, this convenient multiple-choice quiz requires you to know about how the informative use of language applies to written and spoken language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Types of sentences often used in directive language
  • Informative use of language as a question
  • Expressive use of language
  • An accurate example of an informative use of language

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the uses of language
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between informative language and questioning.
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about directive language and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the lesson titled The Uses of Language. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • The primary uses of language
  • Examples of expressive language
  • A rhetorical informative use of language