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Literature and Language

Literature includes written works of an imaginative, journalistic or scholarly nature. Language is a system of spoken and written symbols by means of which people can communicate with each other. We invite you to ask and answer questions about languages and literature; including pronunciation, grammar, definitions, examples, acronyms, abbreviations, etc.

Asked in Health, Literature and Language, Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What are examples of prefixes and suffixes?

A prefix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning. Prefix -- Meaning -- Example 1) anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant 2) auto -- self -- autograph, automobile 3) bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve 4) con -- with -- contact, conform, converse 5) un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared 6) re -- again -- revisit, reenter 7) a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial 8) ab -- away from -- abduction,...
Asked in Literature and Language, Definitions

What is the meaning of canal?

The place where you should jump and not swim up
Asked in Literature and Language, Example Sentences

How do you use consumer in a sentence?

Humans are the top consumer in the world. Consumers use their resources to make a way of life. Producers are the animals and plants. Some animals could also be considered consumers to other animals and even humans, but ultimately humans are the top consumer. The consumer thought the price was high. Many consumers have been victimized by credit card scams. A human is a consumer, as it consumes other organisms for energy. The consumer ate the producer. The consumer of electronics was not happy to...
Asked in Literature and Language, Literary Terminology

What is universal appeal in literature?

Literature in any language have some commonality and appeal that touches the human sensibility to feel and experience universal themes and relationship.The universal appeal may relate to the language,literary devices ,genres and stylistics in literature. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Grammar

Can you say more formally?

If you mean say the word "more" formally then yes. You can say to a greater extent or furthermore and for more answers go on an online theasaurus. Just type in online theasaurus into google and in the search tab on the site, type in the word and you are done! =) No. You should say ..."dress more formal" or "dress formally" ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Grammar

Can you say l will be available on December?

You could say I will be available on December 1 (or 15, or 20). If you're available the whole month, you'd say I'll be available IN December. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, English Spelling and Pronunciation

Is up keep one word or two?

It is one word: upkeep. See "Related Links" below to Merriam-Webster.
Asked in Literature and Language, Example Sentences

How do you use reassured in a sentence?

I was not reassured by the fact that no-one disagreed with me.
Asked in Literature and Language, Definitions

Is Demeanor positive or negative?

-noun1.conduct; behavior; deportment. 2.facial appearance; mien. so according to this deffinition extracted from dictionary.com, no, Demeanor is not a negative term. Just neutral. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Books and Literature

What does the study of literature mean to you?

Literature to me, is the study of the human language. It is learning the grammar rules and the importance of forming a common foundation on speaking and writing so that we may have the ability to communicate with others. For me literature is not the study of grammer, but of the ideas, and themes within the literature. Literature opens up parts of people's minds, and allows people to connect by sharing thoughts. You can't just look at the letters on the page...
Asked in Literature and Language, Colleges and Universities

What is ranking of UET Texila in world?

it is 281st ranked in the world It is about 281st ranked in the world.
Asked in Literature and Language, Definitions

What is a 'happening' and give an example of a happening today?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "'Happenings' are a form of participatory new media art, emphasizing an interaction between the performer and the audience." "Happenings take place anywhere, from basements to studio lofts and even street alley ways..." An example of a modern happening would be the popular interactive comedy "Shear Madness", in which, after an introductory sequence that leads up to an unseen murder, the audience takes part in questioning the actors and ultimately takes a vote to determine "whodunnit". Whomever the audience declares is...
Asked in Literature and Language, Drama and Acting, The Difference Between

What is the difference between old comedy and new comedy?

The old comedy in Greek comedy was personal or political satire eg Aristophanes.In the 3 rd-4th centuries B.C with the rise of Macedona and decline of Greek power the old comedy was replaced by new comedy with plots and characters.The love intrigues& scheming servants were central to the new comedy.Menander,Philemon,Diphilus are writers of this genre. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Essays

Sir Roger at the theatre Joseph Addison?

i think it mean that sir roger gonna theatre with his friend joeseph to watch ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Word Games

What ara some 9 letter words that end in d?

How about starting with "impounded" sound, wound, loud, could, would, lid, led, lead, mound, bud....... Another favorite would be "befuddled" or and..? wand...around... Someone has "responded" with words that end in "d" but failed to look at the request for words with 9 letters... so the fourth entry by aflairwith is now "contended" ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What is the meaning of you love to hog on?

to hog in slang usage means: to eat (greedily/without table manners). You love to hog on would mean love to eat something. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Definitions, Home Construction

What does porch mean?

A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah. an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway. 1. A covered platform, usually having a separate roof, at an entrance to a building. 2. An open or enclosed gallery or room attached to the outside of a building; a verandah. 3. Obsolete A portico or covered walk. ...
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Literature and Language, Essays, The Difference Between

What are characteristics of formal language?

Characteristics of Language: 1) verbal, vocal & sound 2)social phenomenon 3)means of communication 4)non-instinctive, conventional 5) arbitrary 6)symbolic 7)systematic 8)unique 9)linguistic & communicative competence 10)human & structurally complex If we are talking about language, and something that looks like language but is not… the important characteristic is "7)" - being bound by rules. The core principle is that you can use a language to make new sentences (and other people will understand you). This is (only) possible because language has rules for making sentences, by putting words together systematically. (Of course,...
Asked in Literature and Language, The Difference Between

What is the difference between violation and error?

violation is an intentional act against any set social,religious or legal principles,rules,doctrines or law that invites punishment/fines. Error is an unintentional act by over sight. ...
Asked in Literature and Language, Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What does You'll end up in smoke mean?

Your plans will fall through or things won't go well.
Asked in Literature and Language, Definitions

What does that's your prized possession mean?

When something is your prized possession, it's the item (or person, or anything, really) that you hold above all else and cherish with all of your heart! ...