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3 Multiple choice questions

  1. an expression having a special meaning that is not clear from the usual meanings of the words in the expression; the specific grammatical and structural characteristics of a language; the accepted pattern of word usage; speech that is charicteristic of a particular region.
  2. the specailized technical vocabulary used by people in the same profession of field; confusing meaningless talk
  3. the normal spoken language of a country or region as distinct from the literary or learned form;everyday peech (adj) native to or commonly spoken by residents of a particular country or region.

3 True/False questions

  1. semanticsthe study of historical changes in the meanings of words; the study of the relation of words to the object they stand for.


  2. archaicthe informal vocabulary used by a particular class or group, such as criminals; a secret language.


  3. connotationthe mental connections or associations suggested by a word that goes beyond its literal meaning or dictionary definition