A Glossary of Grammatical Terms
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Many long words, especially those that we use a lot, are shortened; a word that has been shortened is an abbreviation. Eg: Ad \ Advert = Advertisement Eg: Flu = Influenza
A modifier usually made from a noun or noun phrase and a
participle. It can modify a noun or pronoun or the whole of the
base sentence to which it is attached.
A noun used to describe a quality, idea, or experience rather than something physical or concrete.
joy, size, language.
1: An articulative effort giving prominence to
one syllable over adjacent syllables.
An acronym is a kind of abbreviation. It is a word formed by taking letters from a phrase that is too long to use comfortably. eg: Laser is an acronym of Light AMplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
A word used to tell you more about a thing, such as its appearance, color, size, or other qualities.
a pretty blue dress.
The placing of a noun group after a headword in order to identify it or give more information about it.
1- my daughter Emily.
'The' is the definite article is English. It is used to restrict the meaning of a noun to make it refer to something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or reader: He's gone to the shops. (Here the listener knows which shops I mean) It can also be used to refer back to something that has already been mentioned: There's a word for that. Now, what is the word? It can be used to refer forwards to something that is coming: The key to the front door is under the mat. It can be used to refer to a group: The car has changed our way of living.