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.
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
Asked in Literature and Language, Word Games
What is called that which is used to define itself?
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, customer buyer purchaser shopper One sentence for the word consumer is " It is important to inform consumers of any recalls."
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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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
What is the meaning of you love to hog on?
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.)
What is the difference between violation and error?
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 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.
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.