Complex Sentence – English Language Quiz

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Complex Sentence – English Language Quiz

The key terms of English Language include Colloquial, Abstract, Author, Institution, Analogy, Expression, Complex Sentence, Subordinate, Phrase, Writing, Concrete.


aphorism

terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a moral principle.


clause

A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb. An independent, or main, clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. A dependent, or subordinate clause, cannot stand alone as a sentence and must be accompanied by an independent clause. The point that you want to consider is the question of what or why the author subordinates one element should also become aware of making effective use of subordination in your own writing.


cliche

an expression that has been overused to the extent that its freshness has worn off


colloquialism

the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing. Not generally acceptable for formal writing, colloquialisms give a work a conversational, familiar tone. Colloquial expressions in writing include local or regional dialects.


concrete

things that are measurable and specific


abstract

refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images.


allusion

brief reference to a person, event, or place (real or fictitious) or to a work of art


anecdote

a brief story used to illustrate a point or claim


antithesis

opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a parallel construction


appeal to authority

A fallacy in which a speaker or writer seeks to persuade not by giving evidence but by appealing to the respect people have for a famous person or institution. When the person or institution cited is an expert in a different field or when the expert or institution has a particular agenda, the appeal is a fallacy


author’s purpose

the reason an author decides to write about a specific topic.


dichotomy

from the greek word dichotomia. is a literary technique that divides a thing into two equal and contradictory parts, or between two opposing groups


didactic

aims to teach something


analogy

a comparison between two seemingly disimiilar things. Often, an analogy uses something simple or familiar to explain something unfamiliar or complex.


antecedent

word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. the ap lang exam sometimes asks for the antecedent of a given pronoun in a long, complex sentence or in a group of sentences.


aphorism

terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a moral principle.


clause

A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb. An independent, or main, clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. A dependent, or subordinate clause, cannot stand alone as a sentence and must be accompanied by an independent clause. The point that you want to consider is the question of what or why the author subordinates one element should also become aware of making effective use of subordination in your own writing.


cliche

an expression that has been overused to the extent that its freshness has worn off


colloquialism

the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing. Not generally acceptable for formal writing, colloquialisms give a work a conversational, familiar tone. Colloquial expressions in writing include local or regional dialects.


concrete

things that are measurable and specific


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