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Words for Basic IELTS - Lesson 18

Here you will learn some English words about language and grammar, such as "article", "determiner", "abbreviation", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.

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Words for Basic IELTS
abbreviation
[noun]
the shortened form of a word, etc.
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active voice
[noun]
(grammar) the voice in which the subject is the agent that does the action of the verb
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adverbial
[noun]
(grammar) a word or phrase that adds more information to another word in sense of time, manner, degree or cause
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apostrophe
[noun]
the symbol ' used in writing to show possession or omission of letters or numbers
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article
[noun]
(grammar) any type of determiner that shows whether we are referring to a particular thing or a general example of something
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auxiliary verb
[noun]
a verb that is used with other verbs to indicate tense, voice, etc., such as do, have, and be
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clause
[noun]
(grammar) a group of words that contains a subject and a verb and functions as a unit within a sentence
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conjunction
[noun]
(grammar) a word such as and, because, but, and or that connects phrases, sentences, or words
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contraction
[noun]
a short form of a word or a group of words used instead of the full form
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determiner
[noun]
(grammar) a word coming before a noun or noun phrase to specify its denotation
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exclamation mark
[noun]
the symbol ! that marks an interjection, which is a word or phrase indicating surprise, anger, excitement, etc.
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grammatical
[adjective]
connected to the rules or the study of grammar
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imperative verb
[noun]
(grammar) a verb or verb phrase that expresses an order to do something
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intonation
[noun]
(phonetics) the rising and falling of the voice when speaking
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intransitive verb
[noun]
(grammar) a verb without a direct object
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transitive verb
[noun]
(grammar) a verb that needs a direct object
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part of speech
[phrase]
(grammar) any of the grammatical classes that words are categorized into, based on their usage in a sentence
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passive voice
[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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period
[noun]
the symbol . used to mark the end of a sentence or an abbreviation
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prefix
[noun]
(grammar) a letter or a set of letters that are added to the beginning of a word to alter its meaning and make a new word
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suffix
[noun]
(grammar) a letter or a set of letters that are added to the end of a word to alter its meaning and make a new word
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reflexive
[adjective]
(grammar) describing a word that indicates that the action of the verb affects the agent performing it
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relative
[adjective]
(grammar) referring to a noun, clause or sentence that has come before
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to quote
[verb]
to say or repeat the exact sentence or group of words someone else used in a movie, book, etc.
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proper noun
[noun]
(grammar) the name of a place, person, country, etc. with its first letter capitalized
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common noun
[noun]
(grammar) a noun that refers to an object or a concept of a class but not to a particular one
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quotation mark
[noun]
either of the symbols " " or ' ' used before and after a word or words to indicate the beginning and the end of a title or quoted remark, or to mark a jargon
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object
[noun]
(grammar) a noun or noun phrase that is affected by the action of the verb, or is followed by a preposition
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abstract noun
[noun]
(grammar) a noun that denotes a general quality or an idea, rather than a physical object or real world event
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accent
[noun]
an emphasis given to a particular syllable of a word, part of a sentence, or note in a set of musical notes
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