NWEA Language Usage RIT 201-210

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antecedent
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a preceding occurrence or cause or event
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argumentative essay
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an essay that shows the author’s assertion (opinion, theory, hypothesis) about some phenomenon or phenomena is correct or more truthful than others’
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author
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someone who originates or causes or initiates something
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autobiography
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a biography of yourself
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book
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physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
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caret
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n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
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chart
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a visual display of information
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declarative sentence
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a sentence (in the indicative mood) that makes a declaration
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definition
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a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
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dependent clause
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a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
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direct object
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receives the action of the verb
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direct quotation
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a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g., \”he said ‘I am a fool’\”)
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encyclopedia
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a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
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explain
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serve as a reason or cause or justification of
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formal essay
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an essay that uses academic language, logical organization, and serious purpose
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formal language
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the standard language of written communication, formal speeches, and presentations; may not use contractions or slang
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format
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the general appearance of a publication
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freewrite
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write on a topic for a given period of time w/o pausing to consider style, structure or content
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graph
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a drawing illustrating the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
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informative essay
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essay written to inform others about a topic
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interrogative sentence
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a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
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introductory sentence
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sentence introducing a paragraph
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legend
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explanatory list of symbols on a map
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linking verb
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an equating verb (such as ‘be’ or ‘become’) that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
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literature
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the profession or art of a writer
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log
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a written record of an occurrence over time
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magazine
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a periodical containing a collection of articles, stories, pictures, or other features.
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main verb
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primary action or state of being
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make-believe
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not-true
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mystery
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something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
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myth
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a traditional story accepted as history
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object
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a tangible and visible entity
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pamphlet
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a brief treatise on a subject of interest
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parentheses
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( ) used around information that does not fit into the flow of the sentence, but that you want to include
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prepositional phrase
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a phrase beginning with a preposition
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present tense
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a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
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sentence fragment
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does not express a complete thought
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simile
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a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with ‘like’ or ‘as’)
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singular noun
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names one person, place, thing, or idea
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slang
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informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions
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subordinate clause
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a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
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supporting detail
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the details that support your main idea
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symbol
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something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
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syntax
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the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
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thank-you note
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a note stating gratitude for a task completed
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thesis statement
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a sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
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transition
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the act of passing from one state or place to the next
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word choice
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trait concerned with using specific nouns and vivid verbs

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