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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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word order

Language; Grammar

Order or sequence in which words occur within a sentence; basic word order for English is subject-verb-object or SVO.

yes-no question

Language; Grammar

Question to which the answer is yes or no; yes-no questions are "closed" questions; see also WH-question.

zero conditional

Language; Grammar

"If-then" conditional structure used when the result of the condition is always true (based on fact).


Language; Grammar

Thing or person affected by the verb; see also direct object and indirect object.

part of a speech

Language; Grammar

One of the classes into which words are divided according to their function in a sentence.


Language; Grammar

Verb form that can be used as an adjective or a noun; see past participle, present participle.

past continuous

Language; Grammar

Tense often used to describe an interrupted action in the past; formed with WAS/WERE + VERB-ing.