Telegraphic Sentence: Definition & Examples


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A telegraphic sentence is a concise sentence typically containing _______.

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1. Roger Brown and Colin Fraser observed the natural and common use of telegraphic sentences in what age group?

2. Which of these is a type of function word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the questions are fill-in-the-blank. You will have to complete the definition with the correct word. Other questions will ask you about the history of telegraphic sentences. Finally, some of the items will require you to identify the meaning of a given term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Telegraphic sentences
  • Observations of Roger Brown and Colin Fraser
  • Function words
  • Inflections

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on telegraphic sentences
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding work done by Colin Fraser and Roger Brown and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as inflections and function words

Additional Learning

To find out more, read the related lesson called Telegraphic Sentence: Definition & Examples, as well. This lesson helps you absorb the different subtleties of the material. It covers the following topics:

  • Defining telegraphic sentences
  • Understanding the contributions of Colin Fraser and Roger Brown
  • Describing function words
  • Explaining inflections
  • Walking through examples of telegraphic sentences