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preposition
/pɹˌɛpəzˈɪʃən/
noun
(grammar) a word that comes before a noun or pronoun to indicate location, direction, time, manner, or the relationship between two objects
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split infinitive
/splˈɪt ɪnfˈɪnɪtˌɪv/
noun
a construction in which an adverb or adverbial phrase is placed between the particle "to" and the base form of a verb
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contraction
/kənˈtɹækʃən/
noun
a short form of a word or a group of words used instead of the full form
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conjunction
/kənˈdʒəŋkʃən/
noun
(grammar) a word such as and, because, but, and or that connects phrases, sentences, or words
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passive voice
/pˈæsɪv vˈɔɪs/
noun
(in grammar) the form of a verb used when the grammatical subject is affected by the action of the verb, rather than performing it
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rhetorical question
/ɹɛtˈɔːɹɪkəl kwˈɛstʃən/
noun
a question that is not meant to be answered, but is instead used to make a point or to create emphasis or effect
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apostrophe
/əˈpɑstɹəˌfi/
noun
the symbol ' used in writing to show possession or omission of letters or numbers
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to proofread
/ˈpɹuˌfɹid/
verb
to read and correct the mistakes of a written or printed text
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subject pronoun
/sˈʌbdʒɛkt pɹˈoʊnaʊn/
noun
a type of pronoun that replaces a noun as the subject of a sentence
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to agree
/əˈɡɹi/
verb
(grammar) to have the same grammatical number, gender, case or person
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adverb
/ˈædvɝb/
noun
a word that gives more information about a verb, adjective, or another adverb
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auxiliary verb
/ɔːksˈɪliəɹi vˈɜːb/
noun
a verb that is used with other verbs to indicate tense, voice, etc., such as do, have, and be
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idiom
/ˈɪdiəm/
noun
a group of words or a phrase that has a meaning different from the literal interpretation of its individual words, often specific to a particular language or culture
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double negative
/dˈʌbəl nˈɛɡətˌɪv/
noun
a positive statement that contains two negative elements to produce an emphatic effect
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