english 9 vocab qtr 1

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english 9 vocab qtr 1
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2012-08-23 03:59:22
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  1. narrative
    • a story
    • a representation of an event
  2. illustration
    an example or instance that helps make something clear
  3. concrete/sensory detail
    a particular element that is real, tangible, and perceptible through sight, hearing, smell, taste, and/or touch
  4. abstract
    • not knowable through the five senses, expressing qualities apart from physical or sensory details, theoretical
    • (n) a summary of points usually expressed in skeletal form
  5. active voice
    sentence construction in which the subject acts
  6. passive voice
    • sentence construction which conveys that the action is done to the subject
    • (tip: prepositions by, to, or for)
  7. syntax
    the way in which words and phrases are put together to form sentences
  8. diction
    word choice
  9. dependent (subordinate) clause
    • a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate but cannot stand along as a sentence
    • often start with conjunctions (after, because, while, unless, ect.), relative pronouns (who, whose, that, ect.), or relative adv (when, where)
  10. independent clause
    a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate and can stand alone as a sentence
  11. simple sentence
    a sentence composed of a single independent clause and no dependent clauses
  12. compound sentence
    a sentence composed of two or more independent clauses
  13. complex sentence
    a sentence composed of one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses

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