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Mrs.Soto's Language Usage RIT 231-240 (& 250)

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Appositive
renames a nearby noun/pronoun
Ex. My friend, Sally is very nice.
Adjective Clause
clause that modifies a noun or pronoun
Ex. Yellow bird
Adjective Phrase
prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or pronoun
Ex. Jon ran to the store DURING THE BORING CLASS.
Adverb Clause
clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb
Ex. COOL blue bird
Allegory
style that uses fictional characters and events to describe a subject.
Cinderella had a magical pumpkin for the ball
Analysis
reviewing a book or inferring
Ex. The boy went in the store and was scared.
HE MIGHT BE SCARED OF THE STORE CLERK.
Apostrophes
the sign (') that means is, not, Don't = do not
Ex. Don't
Chapter
a part to a story
Ex. Chapter 1 The Death of the Old Man
Colloquialism
informal words or expressions
Ex. Kicked the bucket
Dash
a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word
Ex. Man-eater.
Ellipsis
dots indicating silence
Ex. he...died
Epic Poem
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's actions
Ex. He jumped of the cliff and flew to the women in danger
Fable
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
Ex. Slow and Steady wins the race
Footnote
a printed note below the text on a printed page
Ex. Mad means very frustrated.
Formal Outline
the final outline of writing
Ex. final copy
Gerund
a noun formed from a verb (such as the '-ing' form Ex. going)
Hypothesis
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Infinitive
the changing form of the verb
Italics
using letters that slope to the right
Nominative Pronoun
Used as the subject of a sentence (I, you, he, she, it)
Objective Pronoun
used when pronoun is an action
Supporting Evidence
facts, statistics, examples, observations, quotations and experts' opinions are all evidence
Tragedy
an event of misfortune (death)
Underlining
important to do for titles and important words
Works Cited
the reference of the places you got your information from
anecdote
short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)