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.

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, abstain, abnormal

9) ambi -- both -- ambidextrous, ambivalent

10) centro, centri -- around, center -- concentric, centrifugal

11) dis -- apart, not -- disengage, discord, discomfort

A suffix is a set of letters added at the end of a word to make another word or as an inflexion. It can alter the spelling of words when changing the part of speech.

Suffix -- Meaning -- Example

1) -er -- doer -- teacher

2) -able -- able to -- unbelievable

3) -ous -- full of -- dangerous

4) -ness -- state of being -- happiness

5) -ful -- full of -- wonderful

6) -ly or y --like -- gently, wintry

7) -ment --state of -- government

8) -cide -- kill(ing) -- patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide

9) -logy -- study field of -- biology, geology, etymology, cardiology

10) -phobia -- exaggerated fear -- photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia

Literature and Language

What is the meaning of canal?

A canal is a long, narrow stretch of water that has been made for boats to travel along or to bring water to a particular area. A canal is a narrow tube inside your body for carrying food, air, or other substances.
Literature and Language
Authors, Poets, and Playwrights

Is Thomas Hardy a modern poet?

Thomas hardy was a poet in the early 90s. He wrote poems and novels and was influenced by some of the work by William Wordsworth.

Literature and Language
Word Games

What is called that which is used to define itself?


Literature and Language

Can you say l will be available on December?

No I no say

Literature and Language
Literary Terminology

What is universal appeal in literature?

M2Y academy is a globally recognized qualification in health and safety and environmental management. Safety Simplified, a new approach to nebosh Approved Institute in pondicherry and Karaikal training.

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.

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 hear about the death of Steve Jobs.

making sure you get a good deal is a part of being a good consumer.

1. A human is a consumer, as it consumes other organisms for energy.

The group of consumers ate their meals in record time.

A bird is a consumer.

An educated consumer knows how to spend money wisely.

Consumer is a noun. Even consumer is in the economic sense, but it could still be used in the sentence. There are many words , which available to use it such as,

  1. customer
  2. buyer
  3. purchaser
  4. shopper

One sentence for the word consumer is " It is important to inform consumers of any recalls."
Literature and Language
Word Games

What ara some 9 letter words that end in d?

Literature and Language
Synonyms and Antonyms

What is a kenning for doctor?

Don't know

Literature and Language
Books and Literature

What does the study of literature mean to you?

Combining voices from the past to the present and beyond with likewise various genre results
Literature and Language

Can you say more formally?

You could SAY more formally but would likely be SHOWN more effectively
Literature and Language
Example Sentences

How do you use reassured in a sentence?

simpsons what would happen if homer never meet barney
Literature and Language
Famous Quotations

Who said Life is not a spectator sport?

Jackie Robinson

Languages and Cultures
Literature and Language
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




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, it is possible to be understood without constructing a proper sentence - Gen Y's do it all the time.)

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.

Literature and Language

Is Demeanor positive or negative?

-noun1.conduct; behavior; deportment.

2.facial appearance; mien.

so according to this deffinition extracted from, no, Demeanor is not a negative term. Just neutral.

Literature and Language
Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What is the meaning of you love to hog on?

Hog is defined as a selfish or very dirty person, or is slang for a large motorcycle. An example of a hog is someone eating the last of the food, their third helping, before others have had a chance to have any of the food. An example of a hog is a Harley-Davidson.
Literature and Language
The Difference Between

What is the difference between violation and error?

The fundamental difference between errors and violations is that violations are deliberate, whereas errors are not. In other words, committing a violation is a conscious decision, whereas errors occur irrespective of one's will to avoid them.
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.

Literature and Language

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 the murderer assumes the role of murderer, confessing to the crime and explaining how it was perpetrated as if it were a written role (when in truth any of the actors could have been the murderer, by how the audience voted). The show is based heavily in improvisation, and is defined primarily by the audience.

Literature and Language

What are other names for Venice?

La dominated

Books and Literature
Literature and Language
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Hades (Pluto)
Demeter (Ceres)
Persephone (Proserpina)

Demeter vows that she will not let fruit grow on the earth until Persephone is returned?

Yes. That was why there was a giant famine.

Literature and Language

Sir Roger at the theatre Joseph Addison?

i think it mean that sir roger gonna theatre with his friend joeseph to watch

Literature and Language
Home Construction

What does porch mean?

  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.

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.

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