Writing in the Classroom: Middle School: Grammar

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  1. grammar
    the branch of linguistics that deals with sentence structure
  2. usage
    the customary manner in which language is spoken or written
  3. diction
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
  4. syntax
    the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
  5. dictionary
    a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
  6. thesaurus
    a book containing a classified list of synonyms
  7. convention
    something regarded as a normative example
  8. sentence structure
    the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
  9. complex sentence
    a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
  10. compound sentence
    a sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses
  11. phrase
    an expression consisting of one or more words
  12. clause
    an expression including a subject and predicate
  13. active voice
    when the subject of a sentence performs the action
  14. passive voice
    when the subject of a sentence is a recipient of the action
  15. transition
    a passage or word that connects a topic to one that follows
  16. adjective
    a word that expresses an attribute of something
  17. adverb
    a word that modifies something other than a noun
  18. verb
    a word denoting an action, occurrence, or state of existence
  19. noun
    a content word referring to a person, place, thing or action
  20. preposition
    a word before a noun or pronoun connecting to another word
  21. conjunction
    a function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases
  22. modifier
    a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  23. source
    a document from which information is obtained
  24. primary source
    a firsthand document that provides information
  25. secondary source
    a work that describes or analyzes firsthand accounts
  26. credibility
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  27. quotation
    a passage or expression that is cited
  28. citation
    a short note recognizing a source of information
  29. reference
    a publication noted as a source of information
  30. bibliography
    a list of writings with time and place of publication
Created on July 28, 2022 (updated August 2, 2022)

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