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CES 4th grade reading/language academic vocabulary set 3

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sentence fragment
A group of words that looks like a sentence but does not contain both a subject and a verb or does not express a complete thought.
simile
comparison of two unlike things using like or as
subject/verb agreement
The subject and verb must agree in number. Both must be singular, or both must be plural
time order/transitional words
a word or phrase helping the reader to make the step from one event/sentence to the next. (first, next, then, after that, last)
words
language that is spoken or written
topic sentence
A sentence that expresses the main idea in a paragraph or passage.
verb tense
verb that tells the time of the action or state of being
inferring
offering a reasoned opinion based on observations and experience
suffix
a group of letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning (ful, ment, ly, etc.)
prefix
a group of letters placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning (un, im, re, etc.)