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used. 2. Do you agree that “what a word means today is what it meant in the past?” Please explain what etymology詞源學can help with today’s meaning of a word. I don’t agree because language would change gradually as the time went by. It would cause semantic and meaning change.The study of etymologies may throw light on how a present-day meaning developed or reveal something about the working of the human mind, but it doesn’t help in determining what a word means today. 3. What is language...

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The Importance of Words

4U1-02-Period 1 September 20, 2012 The Word and How Should One Read a Book? : The importance of words to society One should never live without knowing how affective words are towards the structure of society. In Pablo Neruda’s The Word and Virginia Woolf’s How Should One Read a Book? The authors present words as a source of power obtained by consumers and those who are willing to live by it. Within both works of art, there are evidence of how words are important for the use of communication...

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Words and Morphemes

Words and Morphemes The Morpheme In order to describe the form of the linguistic expressions (phrases, sentences, texts) in a language, we must describe how those complex expressions are built from smaller parts, until ultimately we which the atoms of linguistic form. The term morpheme is used to refer to an atom of linguistic form. Most languages have a word like the English word 'word', that appears at first to refer to precisely the sorts of minimal linguistic objects we have in mind. But...

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English Word

AN ENGLISH WORD 1. Definitions of the word 2. different kinds of motivation in the light of studying any word 3. Semasiology as the branch of linguisics 4. different approaches to the study of word meaning. 1. Word is a basic unit of language consisting of one or more morphemes. Morphemes are meaningful units or sounds of written representation as parts of words. Any word can be a subject of certain linking conditions, so we can form a new word adding a derivational affix...

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The Word Retard

Words can have a huge emotional impact on people, and often affect their self-image and self-worth. It is words like "retard" or "retarded" for one, which can surely lead to such a result. People in today's society are not aware of the true and hurtful meaning of this word when they use it. No matter when it is used or how it is used, it will always have the negative connection with those who have such mental disabilities. Futhermore with such frequent use, those suffering from these disabilities...

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Argumentative Words

… Ultimately, X is more important (e.g. - in terms of its ability to…) Argumentative Words Words Related to Time and Likelihood (Ability) Can, Could (Possibility) May, Might (Certainty) Will, Would (Obligation / recommendation) Should Words Related to Effectiveness Potent, Prolific, Successful, Productive, Efficient Words Related to Relevance Applicable, Suitable, Pertinent, Apt, Appropriate, Words Related to Cause/Effect Origin, Trigger, Develop, Determinant, Outcome, Consequence, Induce...

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The N Word

language. Some words have been lost, changed, and added. This language often coincides with the American culture of the time. As the culture changes, so does the language. Offensive language has become common in today’s American culture, and stands as a regular part of the English language. The amount of offensive language heard on an everyday basis is astounding. There is no escaping it. Excessive amounts of people have come to embrace most of this language, but there are still certain words and phrases...

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word usage

them from far away. C. The dancer floated across the stage. D. The canoe with the blue stripes. 4. Which sentence contains repetitious words that should be left out? A. The bright star is visible. B. The bright star is visible to the eye. C. The star was visible centuries ago. D. The star will soon disappear. 5. Which sentence contains words in italics that form a gerund phrase? (A gerund is a verb form used the same way as a noun.) A. The laughing boy sat down. B. An interesting...

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connective words

ificantlyin factin generalin particularin detailfor examplefor instanceto demonstrateto emphasizeto repeatto clarifyto explainto enumeratesuch as   Effect / Consequence / Result Some of these transition words (thus, then, accordingly, consequently, therefore, henceforth) are time words that are used to show that after a particular time there was a consequence or an effect.Note that for and because are placed before the cause/reason. The other devices are placed before the consequences or effects...

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Word Essay

Luis Hernandez English 3A Period 5 9/28/12 When someone describes their selves they usually say a ton of words that best fit them. Although many words help describe a person sometimes just one word is enough. The word that would best describe me I think would be pursuer. One thing that makes me a pursuer is my family, they raised me to never give up on my dreams and I want to do achieve my goals to give back to them. Along with that another reason is I am a pursuer because I try hard for...

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