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Cohesive device

  • August 29, 2015
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Cohesive device

Cohesion in English grammar is the logical organization of phrases, clauses and sentences to make them easier to read. The most common way to organize writing in this way is through cohesive devices. Types of Cohesive Devices Pronouns These little words refer to a noun without having to repeat it. “Bob decided to eat Bob’s…

Cohesion

  • August 28, 2015
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Cohesion

The word “cohesion” loosely means “sticking together.” In English grammar, it is the logical linking of ideas and events within a sentence. There must be a flow between the clauses of a statement for writing to be well understood. “I was late for school. My husband made breakfast.” There is very little cohesion between these…

Affirmative

  • August 27, 2015
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Affirmative

Affirmative refers to a word, phrase or entire sentence that “affirms” another statement, expressing agreement. This term can also simply refer to a positive statement or the truth, such as “The sky is blue.” Examples of Words Used for Affirmative Yes True Correct “Yes, we have no bananas.” “The girls are late, that is true.”…

Adjunct

  • August 26, 2015
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Adjunct

An adjunct is a type of adverbial, which is an adverb, clause (adverbial clause) or phrase (adverbial phrase) that can modify an adjective, verb or an entire sentence. Adverbials come in four types: adverbial complements, conjuncts, disjuncts, and adjuncts. Adjuncts offer information on the central idea and meaning of a sentence but will not disturb…

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