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The kind of writing or speaking that relates a series of events as a story.
an autobiographical writing focusing on a significant experience in the writer's life
The order in which events happen in time
A sentence intended to express the main idea in a paragraph or passage.
Facts and ideas that prove or explain the main idea of a paragraph.
a group of words that expresses a complete thought
a person or thing that a sentence is about
tells what the subject is or does, or what is being done by the subject
a group of words that does not express a complete thought
first person point of view
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself
third person point of view
Someone on the outside is looking in and telling the story as he/she see it unfold.
writing that paints a picture of a person, place, thing, or idea
details in writing or speech that appeal to one or more of the physical senses
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
describes a noun or pronoun
a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
a word that can be used to refer to a person or place or thing
takes the place of a noun
a verb ending in -ing and functions as a noun; example: ESTIMATING is an important mathematics skill.
a word that joins two phrases or sentences
a word that expresses emotion
a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
connects word or word groups that have equal importance in a sentence (and, but , or, for, so, yet, nor)
expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself as a sentence
does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence, even though it has a subject and a verb,
writing that explains, informs, or presents information. Does not try and persuade or tell a story
a word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other
a word that means the opposite of another word
writing in which the author wants to convince readers to agree with the author's opinions. To accomplish this, the writer must first make the issues clear to the reader and then provide incidents and facts to support his or her opinion. Examples: campaign speeches, debates, etc.
is the first stage of the writing process. It is when a writer gathers his/her thoughts before writing. This can be done by making a list, web, outline, etc.
one's intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing
the intended reader of a piece
the form of the verb that indicates time. A verb tense not only indicates past, present, and future action, but also indicates whether the action is ongoing or complete.
subject verb agreement
agreement in number between a subject and a verb. If the subject is singular, the verb is singular. If the subject is plural, the verb is plural. Ex. Harriet runs very fast. Susie and Harriet run very fast.
Sing / sing plural/plural
words or phrases that do not modify ANY word in the sentence
words or phrases that change the meaning of a sentence or phrase ie: she threw the horse over the fence some hay= wrong/ Correct= she thre some hay over the fence to the horse
sentence that contains two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause.
the repetition of phrases, clauses, or sentences that have the same grammatical structure
a sentence that includes one independent clause and at least one dependent clause