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How to Write a Pretty Good Five-Paragraph Essay

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A Vocabulary Quiz on 25 Frequently Looked-Up...

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This multiple-choice quiz should serve as one step in helping you transfer 25 words from your passive vocabulary to your active vocabulary.



Classification Paragraphs and Essays

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Classification is a method of essay development in which a writer arranges people, objects, or ideas with shared characteristics into classes or groups.



What Are Meronyms and Holonyms in English?

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In semantics, a meronym is a word that denotes a constituent part or a member of something. This part-to-whole relationship is called meronymy.



What Are Context Clues (and What Are They Good...

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A context clue is information that appears near a word or phrase and offers direct or indirect suggestions about its meaning.



What Is a Text in Linguistics?

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Extended Definitions in Essays and Speeches

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In a paragraph, essay, or speech, an extended definition is an explanation and/or illustration of a word, thing, or concept.



What Are the Characteristics of a Good...

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An introduction is the opening of an essay or speech. Typically it identifies the topic, arouses interest, and prepares for the development of the thesis.



Present Participles in English Grammar

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A present participle is a verb form (made by adding -ing to the base) that often functions as an adjective.



Examples of Cause and Effect in Paragraphs and...

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Cause and effect is a method of essay development in which a writer analyzes the reasons for (or the consequences of) an action, event or decision.



60 Writing Suggestions for an Extended...

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These 60 topic suggestions for an extended definition essay can be developed in various ways and from different points of view.



What Are Content Words in English?

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In English grammar and semantics, a content (or lexical) word is a word that conveys information in a text or speech act.



Glittering Generalities as Persuasive Devices

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A glittering generality is a vague word or phrase used to evoke positive feelings rather than to convey information.



Characteristics of Effective Claim Letters

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A claim letter is correspondence sent by a customer to a business to identify a problem with a product or service. Also known as a letter of complaint.



What's the Value of Studying Grammar?

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From the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a lucid and sensible position statement on the value of teaching grammar in American schools.