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THE PARTS OF SPEECH [ ? ]
> Adjectives
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> Articles
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> Vowels : Consonants
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> Plain English Material
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> The English Grammar
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GRAMMAR MISTAKES
> Attraction
> ALONE (usage)
> AND relative
> Broken Construction
MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS
> Aggravating, Irritating
> Both, Each, Every
> Continual, Continuous
> Decided, Decisive
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CAPITALIZATION ( What is? )
> Book Titles
> First Words
> Titles of People
PUNCTUATION ( What is? )
> Apostrophe
> Colon
> Comma
> Dash
FIGURES OF SPEECH
> What is a figure of speech?
> the Simile
> the Metaphor
> Personification
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Top : FIGURES OF SPEECH

Articles:
  • Figures of Speech the Oxymoron - The term "oxymoron" stems from the Ancient Greek words "oxy" and "moros." These two words when used in combination meant "sharp-dull."
  • Figures of Speech the Simile - A simile, from the Latin word meaning "like," is an expressed comparison between unlike things having some characteristic in common.
  • Metonymy and Synecdoche - Metonymy is a common and useful figure of speech because it directs attention to some one important detail.
  • the Allegory - An allegory always has a "hidden meaning," a deep spiritual or moral truth.
  • the Metaphor - The metaphor does not state a likeness; it assumes it. It is an implied comparison between things essentially different.
  • Violations of Figures of Speech - Carelessness in our choice of words impairs the effectiveness of what we have to say. In our effort to improve our writing, we must carefully select words that are exact, appropriate, and expressive.

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