English Academic Vocabulary

Topic: LifeDream
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Last updated: May 7, 2019
Declarative Sentence
To make a statement.
To think of topics for writing.
Specific Details
Words that support the main idea
Narrative Writing
Tells true or made up story to the reader.
Exclamatory Sentence
A sentence that shows great emotion and ends with an exclamation point.
Imperative Sentence
A sentence that makes a command.
Interrogative Sentence
A sentence that asks a question and ends with a question mark.
Comparative Adverb
To compare two things.
Superlative Adverb
To compare three or more things.
Action Verb
Shows when someone or something is doing something.
Abstract Noun
Names a noun that cannot be seen, heard, smelled, tasted or touched.
Concrete Noun
Names a noun that can be touched, smelled, tasted and heard.
A word that shows relationship of its object to other words in the sentence.
Vivid Language
Language that paints a picture in the reader’s mind, describing something.
Prepositional Phrase
A group of words that starts with a preposition.
Subject Pronoun
A pronoun that takes the place of a noun or pronoun as the subject of the sentence.
Compound Predicate
Two or more predicates that have the same subject.
Possessive Pronoun
A pronoun that shows ownership and takes the place of a noun.
Compound Subject
Two or more nouns in the sentence.
A words that combines two words into one.
Helping Verb
A word added to a verb to express meaning or show tense.
Compound Sentence
A sentence made up of two independent clauses joined by a comma and a conjunction.
Coordinating Conjunction
A word that joins two or more words, phrases or clauses.
A word or short phrase that expresses strong or mild feelings.
Possessive Noun
A noun that shows ownership.
Singular Possessive Noun
A noun that shows ownership of one person or thing.
Plural Possessive
A noun that shows ownership of more than one person or thing.
Complex Sentence
A sentence make up of at least one independent clause and one dependent clause.
Subordinating Conjunction
Begins an independent clause.
Quotation Marks
Used to set off words that are spoken.
Supporting Details
A sentence that give more information about the topic.
To change something by adding to or taking away in order to improve the writing.
Plural Noun
More than one person, place or thing.
Singular Noun
Names one person, place or thing.
Compound Noun
A noun made up of two or more words.
Introductory Sentence
Introduces the topic of the paragraph, often found at the beginning.
Linking Verb
A verb that connects the subject to an adjective or another noun in the predicate.
A word that the pronoun refers to in the sentence.
Possessive Noun
A person, place or thing that owns something.
Comparative Adjective
To compare two things.
Superlative Adjective
To compare three or more things.
Predicate Adjective
A word that comes after the verb, but describes the subject.
Double Negative
When two negative words are used in the same sentence.

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