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adverbial
A word or phrase that is used, like an adverb, to modify a verb or clause. Can be an adverb but can be other things, too (e.g. prepositional phrases).
antonym
Two words which have opposite meanings are considered an example of this.
apostrophe
= ' This punctuation has two different uses: showing the place of missing letters (e.g. I’m for I am) or marking possessives (e.g. Hannah’s mother).
article
Either 'definite' (the word 'the') or 'indefinite' (the word 'a' or 'an'). The most common type of determiner.
auxiliary verb
Verbs which can be used to make questions and negative statements e.g. 'be', 'have', 'do' and others.
cohesion
A text has this if it is clear how the meanings of its parts fit together. Cohesive devices can help to do this.
cohesive devices
Words used to show how the different parts of a text fit together to create cohesion.
complement
The grammatical part of the sentence adding more information to the subject or the object.
subject complement
Adds more information about its subject.
object complement
Adds more information about its object.
compound/compounding
A word which contains at least two root words in it.
co-ordinate/co-ordination
Words or phrases that are linked as an equal pair by a co-ordinating conjunction (i.e. 'and', 'but', 'or') are said to do this.
copula
A verb used as a connective, typically the verb 'to be'.
converge (v)
Changing one's language to move towards that of another.
covert prestige
Language types acknowledged in a small social group but not publicly.