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  • Imperative And Prepositional Phrases

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    Lesson 2: Step by Step Imperative and Prepositional Phrases Use the following words to complete the sentences below. First, you need to __________ the oven to 350°F. Then, you need to __________ all the solid ingredients. Next, you need to ___________ the egg and milk. After that, you can ___________ for 30 to 35 minutes. Finally, you can _____________ it with fruit or cream. Do people always listen to your advice? Sometimes it is very difficult to have people do things your way, even when

  • Noun Phrases Essay

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    Noun Phrases in English Truth be told, there are a large number of definitions about phrases. Broadly speaking, Burton-Roberts (1986) states that a group of words used as a component in the structure of sentences is called a phrase. According to George Yule (2006), a noun phrase is a phrase in which the main word is a noun functioning as a subject or an object. We can understand the definition of noun phrases more clearly with the following examples : E.g. The man upstair Five little ducks The

  • Examples Of Verb Phrases

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    Take an umbrella. It might rain. I may not have time to go swimming tonight. We might go to the party later. If you’re not careful, you may hurt yourself. “Are you going to the concert?” “I don’t know. I might or I might not.” Verb Phrases A verb phrase consists of a verb and a preposition such as after, into and over. The preposition gives the verb a special meaning. Here are some sentences that contain phrasal verbs. Read the meanings in parentheses. Who looks after (= takes care of)

  • Word Order in a Noun Phrase and English Anaphors Essay

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    ENGLISH ANAPHORS Tereza Štifnerová The purpose of this essay is firstly to show the word order of a noun phrase (NP) and how the head noun of the NP can be post- and pre-modified, and secondly to focus on meaning of some examples of English anaphors and the distinctions between them and their Czech translations. The first part is going to aim on the internal structure of NPs. Complex nominal phrase consists of the pre-modifying elements, the head noun and the post-modifying elements. The so-called pre-modifiers

  • Analysis Of We Are The 99 Percent

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    Can a simple phrase ignite change? History gives us the answer. The essay, “‘We Are the 99 percent’ Joins the Cultural and Political Lexicon” by Brian Stelter tells us the succession of the protestors for the wage gap implementing the phrase into the minds of millions of Americans. Stelter then goes on to talk about the “we are the 99 percent” phrase used at rally's or protests to show how much the rich are outnumbered. Stelter explains the catchphrase and the different ways it is used and how it

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Immediate Syntact Analysis

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    Immediate constituent analysis (IC analysis) was presented by American structural linguist Leonard Bloomfield in 1933 (Encyclopædia Britannica, 1998). According to him, it refers to “a system of grammatical analysis that divides sentences into successive layers, or constituents, until, in the final layer, each constituent consists of only a word or meaningful part of a word.” (Encyclopædia Britannica, 1998) With advantages and disadvantages, it makes multiple influences on linguistics. On the one

  • The Usage Of Euphemisms And Colloquialisms

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    use many euphemisms/colloquialisms in our everyday communication. A euphemism is a nicer word or phrase that is used to make a sensitive topic less harsh according to dictionary.com (1995). Colloquialisms are words or phrases that are used to express something other than the words literal meaning as stated by vocabulary.com (year unknown). Most of the time we hardly know we use such terms or phrases nor do we know where they originate from. The usage of euphemisms and colloquialisms is a worldwide

  • Diction In Those Winter Sundays, By Robert Hayden

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    Blueblack cold as the adjective for cold is makes the reader assume that their relationship between father and child is extremely bad.The speaker describes the place that he is raised in as “that house”(9).If this was a short story and not a poem that phrase would have been glanced over without a second thought,but since this is a poem that is not the case. The way the speaker describes the place he lived in by the word choose alone, reveals a lot about the father and child relationship. By using the

  • Summary Of The Death Of Honesty By William Damon

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    Introduction The article under analysis is entitled The Death of Honesty and is written by William Damon in 2012. In general, in his article, he describes the problem of deception in today’s world and compares it with the past. He also uses many expressive means and rhetorical devices in order to support his idea. His main idea is that the biggest problem today is not that people are frequently lying because, as he says, it is in human nature to lie, and it is not always bad, but that truthfulness

  • Analysis Of George Orwell's Politics And The English Language

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    Trump’s immigration speech is prime example of what Orwell would conclude as “nonsense”. The speech breaks the elementary rules by using unfamiliar phrases,

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