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Practical English 2

Word Usage

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A specified dictionary meaning for a word Denotation
A suggested or implied meaning for a word, which is understood by language users, but not necessarily emphasized in a dictionary Connotation
This is a record of what people do with words - how they pronounce and use them - at a particular period in time Dictionary
The words at the top of each page in a dictionary Guide Words
The words in a dictionary are arranged in this way Alphabetical Order
A unit of sound Syllable
The syllable of a word with a weaker stress is said to have this type of stress Secondary
This term refers to a local form of a word or phrase that's used in a certain area or by a certain group of individuals Dialect
This type of word is only appropriate in an informal context Slang
This type of meaning is an extension of a word's original or primary meaning Figurative
Words that have similar meanings Synonyms
Words that have opposite meanings Antonyms
This reference book lists synonyms of words Thesaurus
Some words can be changed to antonyms with the addition of this type of prefix Negative
This is a grop of words containing a subject and a predicate; it must express a complete thought Sentence
The primary noun or pronoun in a sentence, plus any words that describe or expand it Complete subject
The primary verb in a sentence, plus all of its modifiers Complete predicate
The function of the noun or pronoun that names the person, place, thing, or idea in a sentence Simple subject
The function of the main verb or verb phrase in a sentence (no modifiers included) Simple predicate
A subject having more than one noun or pronoun is this type of subject Compound
A compound predicate has more than one Verb
These two sentence components must agree in person and number Subject and Verb
A compound subject requires this type of verb Plural
The verb should always agree with the part of the compound subject that is in this position Closest to the verb
When using a collective noun where the members of a group are considered as one unit, this type of verb is required Singular
When using a collective noun where the members of a group are considered as separate individuals, this type of verb is required Plural
The subject in the following sentence: "Close the door." You
The person or thing TO WHOM or FOR WHOM the action of the verb is done Indirect object
A word that completes a linking verb (and helps a sentence to become complete) is identified as this sentence part Subject complement
When an adjective serves as a subject complement, it is identified by this term Predicate adjective
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