Mrs.Soto's Language Usage RIT 231-240 (& 250)
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renames a nearby noun/pronoun
Ex. My friend, Sally is very nice.
clause that modifies a noun or pronoun
Ex. Yellow bird
prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or pronoun
Ex. Jon ran to the store DURING THE BORING CLASS.
clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb
Ex. COOL blue bird
style that uses fictional characters and events to describe a subject.
Cinderella had a magical pumpkin for the ball
reviewing a book or inferring
Ex. The boy went in the store and was scared.
HE MIGHT BE SCARED OF THE STORE CLERK.
the sign (') that means is, not, Don't = do not
a part to a story
Ex. Chapter 1 The Death of the Old Man
informal words or expressions
Ex. Kicked the bucket
a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word
dots indicating silence
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's actions
Ex. He jumped of the cliff and flew to the women in danger
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
Ex. Slow and Steady wins the race
a printed note below the text on a printed page
Ex. Mad means very frustrated.
the final outline of writing
Ex. final copy
a noun formed from a verb (such as the '-ing' form Ex. going)
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
the changing form of the verb
using letters that slope to the right
Used as the subject of a sentence (I, you, he, she, it)
used when pronoun is an action
facts, statistics, examples, observations, quotations and experts' opinions are all evidence
an event of misfortune (death)
important to do for titles and important words
the reference of the places you got your information from
short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)