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Grammar/Punctuation

Grammar & Punctuation Features Paper 2 GCSE English Ormerod

TermDefinition
Adjective A word that describes a place, person or thing, e.g. wonderful 'Your wonderful teacher'
Verb A doing word, subject to tenses (past, present, future) e.g. ate 'I ate your homework'
Phrase A group of words that can be understood as a unit, e.g. 'It was delicious'
Clause A type of phrase that includes a subject and an active verb, e.g. 'because the work was outstanding'
Simple sentence (one clause sentence) The most basic form of sentence, consisting of a subject and a verb, e.g. 'He ran.'
Complex sentence (a type of multi-clause sentence) A sentence that has a main clause, and one or more subordinate clauses. Linked by because, since, after, although or when/or that, who or which. e.g. 'The student, who had finished her last exam (=subordinate clause), was out celebrating.
Punctuation Marks used to aid the understanding of a piece of writing. Writers can use punctuation imaginatively to create an effect, e.g. 'He was late - very late - almost too late!'
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