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    Vocabulary: different words of vocabulary and grammar


    Very often, as a teacher, a "mother", an "educator", a member of  Associations, and while listening to different radios or watching varied TV channels,  or simply while discussing daily, I have felt a strong difficulty (or awkwardness) leading to a lack of communication... The conversation partners didn't understand one another. Sometimes, the conversation escalated because of this misunderstanding... I have often tried to understand the cause and have reached a conclusion that most of the times, many confusions came from imprecision on the terms used to clarify the points.

    The grammar and vocabulary of a language do have their rules and "vocabulary"  which cannot be replaced... Choosing "the right word", or knowing the part of speech, gender, number or function of a term used in a speech, using them rightly, should clarify the misunderstandings. 



                                Colloquial: informal, familiar.   A cliché!



     A word/ a term    A phrase
     A set phrase   A colloquialism 
     A time honoured phrase  
       A catch phrase
     An idiomatic phrase   A cliché
     Terminology  To enrich/ increase your vocabulary 



                  Prefixes   +             Root (word)                             +                     suffixes.


     To come from                   A word of Latin/ Greek origin                     
     A root   An abbreviation
     An acronym*  To abbreviate something  
      A neologism**
     A derivative   A set of initials
     A compound   To derive from
     A prefix    A suffix
     The meaning of a word  
      To mean
     To signify/ significance
     Nonsense  A piece of nonsense

    * an acronym : INITIALS which are pronounced like an ordinary word. «UFO»: Unidentifed Flying Objects

    ** a neologism: a new word or phrase or an existing word used in a new sense.

    a portmanteau word= (brunch= breakfast + lunch)

    - What does it mean?

    - What do you call it?/ What's the name for it?



     A grammar (book)
     A grammarian
      To analyse
     Sentence analysis 
      A grammatical category  
      Uncountable/ a mass noun
     A proper noun
      An antecedent
     To decline/ a declension  
      A sentence
     A clause  
       To conjugate/ a conjugation                         
     In the comparative
      In the superlative
     To qualify (for an adjective)                        
                            To modify (for an adverb)




    Characteristics of a noun:

    - gender: masculine - feminine - neuter -

    - number: singular - plural -

    - concrete or abstract?// Common or Proper?





    Categories of words in grammar:

    - a noun / an adjective / a determiner / a definite/ indefinite article / a pronoun  [ a personal pronoun/ a demonstrative / a relative / an interrogative / a possessive]

    - a verb (the first/ second/ third person).[the root/ the endings]

    - an adverb // a conjonction // a preposition

    - a gerund

    - a present participle (in -ing) / a past participle (- ed)


    - subject/ complement/ object


    - indicative / subjunctive/ conditional


    - the present (tense)/ the future (tense)/ the past/ the perfect / the present perfect / the preterite/ the simple past/ the imperfect/ the past perfect/ the future perfect




    This may look and sound a little tedious or, on the contrary, may seem really obvious to readers, yet, be very careful and you'll see that this isn't that simple. 

    Come on now, go for the test!



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    1. 'This is a . You should try to understand the context, and NOT translate it word for word.'

    2. Students often have difficulties to use adjectives correctly. They tend to place the words in the wrong order.

    3. Of course it’s faster to take notes using , provided you stick to the official system and are sure to make yourself understood by most.

    4. This word a German word, not from Latin as you expected it.

    5. 'This is the main , underlined in blue, and it has two subordinates, a relative and a conjonctive. They’re underlined in black.'

    6. This word is no longer used in conversation. Being , it may not be understood by everyone.

    7. 'Sorry, but what you’ve just written is . Start again and reword it carefully if you want to get a good mark.'

    8. The more striking, or shocking the of a product, the more it is remembered by customers who are willing to try it and adopt it.

    9. are quite tricky.Some need the verb in the singular, others in the plural.

    10. 'In this exercise, you were asked to put the adjective , not in the superlative as you did.'

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