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.

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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

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Grammar

Can you say l will be available on December?

I.d.k

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Definitions

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.

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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.

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Word Games

What is called that which is used to define itself?

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Example Sentences

How do you use consumer in a sentence?

I am a consumer of honeycrisp apples.

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Word Games

What ara some 9 letter words that end in d?

There are 4166 nine-letter words ending with D (in english), here a few: ABANDONED ABDICATED ABERRATED ABJOINTED ABNEGATED ABOLISHED ABREACTED ABROGATED ABSCESSED ABSCINDED ABSCONDED ABSTAINED ABSTERGED ACANTHOID ACCLAIMED ACCOASTED ACCOLADED ACCOMPTED ACCORAGED ACCOUNTED ACCOURTED ACCOUTRED ACERBATED ACETIFIED ACIDIFIED ACIERATED ACQUITTED ACTINOPOD ACTIVATED ACTIVISED ACTIVIZED ACULEATED ADDRESSED ADHIBITED ADJOURNED ADPRESSED ADULTHOOD ADUNCATED ADVOCATED AFFIANCED AFFLICTED AFFOORDED AFFRAPPED AFFRENDED AFFRONTED

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Books and Literature

What does the study of literature mean to you?

Literature to me is, how I cope with sadness,anger and any other negative feelings, I love literature and honestly couldn't I've without it, and I'm not just being dramatic.

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Literary Terminology

What is universal appeal in literature?

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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.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

What is a kenning for doctor?

Pluck it out

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Example Sentences

How do you use reassured in a sentence?

simpsons what would happen if homer never meet barney

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Grammar

Can you say more formally?

You could SAY more formally but would likely be SHOWN more effectively

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English Spelling and Pronunciation

Is up keep one word or two?

It is one word: upkeep.

See "Related Links" below to Merriam-Webster.

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Famous Quotations

Who said Life is not a spectator sport?

It was Jackie Robinson who said that life is not a spectator sport. It is, however, a part of the complete quote.

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Colleges and Universities

What is ranking of UET Texila in world?

top 10

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Epic Poetry

What are the four elements that make up an epic?

utryyughhchgbjhfyryjbhg n nb

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between violation and error?

An error means you did something wrong and did not hurt someone but violation could hurt you the other person or perhaps both of you.

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Definitions
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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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

What does You'll end up in smoke mean?

Doing Drugs like smoke is ciggarate and its a type of drug that people should not be

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Sentence and Word Structure

What is a word that has cvcvcvcv or vcvcvcvc patterns?

which unit would be the best to measure a banana

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

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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.

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Italy

What are other names for Venice?

"La dominant and" La serenissima

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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.

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