JSS 3 English Language (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term)

English Language

CONJUNCTION

A conjunction is a part of speech that connects words, phrases, or clauses within a sentence. It is used to show a relationship between the connected elements. Conjunctions are used to coordinate, subordinate, or correlative, and they play an important role in constructing and combining sentences. Conjunctions are words which join phrases, clauses and sentences.

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English Language

CONTRAST /t/ and /s/

contrast t shirt
contrast to synonym
contrast to sky blue
contrast to something
contrast synonym
contrast to sharp
contrast to sentence examples
contrast to stretch
contrast to swallow
what is the difference between with contrast and without contrast

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English Language

ADVERBS OF CAUSE AND REASON

Adverbs of Reasons and Adverbs of cause Adverbs of Reasons = Adverbs of Cause: These adverbs express the reason for or a purpose of an action. Examples: Krishna was hence neglected by the teachers. She thus opened the door applying little visible force. He, therefore, does not want to talk to me. The teacher is

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English Language

DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY

Writers use the descriptive essay to create a vivid picture of a person, place, or thing. Unlike a narrative essay, which reveals meaning through a personal story, the purpose of a descriptive essay is to reveal the meaning of a subject through detailed, sensory observation. The descriptive essay employs the power of language and all

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English Language

IDIOMATIC EXPRESSION

What are idioms? Definition An idiom (also called idiomatic expression) is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning conventionally understood by native speakers. This meaning is different from the literal meaning of the idiom individual elements. In other words, idioms don’t mean exactly what the words say. They have, however, hidden meaning.

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English Language

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

What is an Argumentative Essay? Argument essays seek to state a position on an issue and give several reasons, supported by evidence, for agreeing with that position. Argument essay topics can be found everywhere. Check the headlines of a newspaper, or just listen in to a conversation at you local Starbucks. Chances are, you will

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English Language

ADVERBS OF MANNER

Adverbs of Manner What is an adverb of manner? Adverbs of manner describe how something happens. For example, it is possible to walk or run at different speeds. The words used to describe walking or running at different speeds (quickly or slowly for example) are excellent examples of adverbs of manner. They help the reader

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English Language

CONSONANT SOUNDS

As we already know, there are forty-four speech sounds on English. While twenty of them is vowels, the remaining twenty four are consonants. A consonant is produced with the flow if air from the lungs is in erupted somewhere in the ducal clarity (mouth). A consonant is therefore a speech sound which produced with the

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English Language

INFORMAL LETTER AND FORMAL LETTER

Introduction: writing is the means of communication. We shall revisit the formal and informal letter in this lesson. A formal letter is refers to the business, letter or an official letter e.g. for casual leave by staff in offices or an application for a job. The features of the formal letter The address: this should

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English Language

ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

Adjectives: -ed or -ing? English contains numerous -ed or -ing adjective pairs derived from verbs. To avoid mixing these up,remember that the -ed adjectives are used to describe how you feel, and the -ing adjectives are used for what it is that makes you feel that way. Here are some examples: I feel tired .

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English Language

INFORMAL LETTER

Letter writing is an act of communicating information, feelings, ideas or opinions to somebody who is absent or resides in a distance. A letter should contain full details of the issue one is writing about in order to bring about the same reaction that would have occurred if the message contained in it had been

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English Language

MODAL FORMS OF VERB

What are modal verbs? Modals (also called modal verbs, modal auxiliary verb s, modal auxiliaries ) are special verbs which behave irregularly in English. They are different from normal verbs like “work, play visit…” They give additional information about the function of the main verb that follows it. They have a great variety of communicative

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English Language

Positive statement to Negative

Sentence transformation: affirmative to negative Change the following affirmative sentences into negatives. In the simple present tense, we make negative forms by putting ‘not’ after ‘do’ or ‘ does’. Note that ‘do’ is used when the subject is a plural noun or pronoun. The first person pronoun ‘I’ also takes the verb ‘do’. ‘Does’ is

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Literature in English

Rhyme Scheme

Rhyme Scheme Definition of Rhyme Scheme Rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyme that comes at the end of each verse or line in poetry. In other words, it is the structure of end words of a verse or line that a poet needs to create when writing a poem. Many poems are written in

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English Language

Stress and Intonation

Stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence. In English, stressed syllables are louder than non-stressed syllables. Also, they are longer and have a higher pitch.English is a stress-timed language. That means that stressed syllables appear at a roughly

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English Language

Adverbs of Frequency

What are adverbs of frequency? Adverbs that change or qualify the meaning of a sentence by telling us how often or how frequently something happens are defined as adverbs of frequency. An adverb of frequency is exactly what it sounds like – an adverb of time. Adverbs of frequency always describe how often something occurs,

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English Language

VOWEL /Ә/

This sound is a neutral vowel. It is used to represent the weak form of other vowel sound. Why the schwa is the most common sound In stress-timed languages such as English, stresses occur at regular intervals. The words which are most important for communication of the message, that is, nouns, main verbs, adjectives and

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English Language

Poetry

THE ELEMENTS of POETRY Poetry, as man’s inherited possession, is the expression of strong feeling and thought which leads to a communion between the individual and his surroundings, but most usually between a person and nature, the world, or the universe. Poetry is the means of universalizing and perpetuating a thought, an idea, a feeling,

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English Language

Verb + Preposition

PREPOSITION Adjectives The two examples given above (sorry, concerned) fall into this category. The category as a whole tends, like them, to express emotions, e.g. happy, glad, pleased, delighted (all with about/for/ with), angry, annoyed, furious, upset, disappointed (all with about/ with) and anxious, embarrassed (both with about/for). However, there are also emotion adjectives with

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