Universal Principles of Language in ELL Classrooms

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Complete this statement about the three basic characteristics of language:

The characteristics of language, which are systematic, rule-governed, and arbitrary, are _____

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1. The fact that verbs serve to express actions in all languages is part of which universal characteristic of languages?

2. The following is an example of what an ELL teacher can say to students to illustrate that verbs express actions:

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