Form, Meaning and Use of
What is an adjective?
Answer: words that describe a quality of a noun
some adjectives occur before nouns (e.g. a
some occur after be and other linking verbs
(e.g. The moon is full
WHAT IS A PARAGRAPH?
A paragraph is a group of related
sentences that develop one main idea
(Fawcett, p.15, 2006).
Supporting sentences (AKA the body)
Concluding / transitional sentence
Why Write Definitions?
To clarify for the reader an outdated, little
known or possibly misunderstood idea
To provide the reader with a better
understanding of an important or complex
Definitions Defined Definitively
WHAT ARE VERBS?
VERBS CONVEY ACTIONS (CRAWL, WALK, RUN, ETC.), INCIDENCES
(HAPPEN, OCCUR, TAKE PLACE, ETC.) AND STATES OF BEING (BE, LOVE,
VERBS CONVEY A SENSE OF TIME THROUGH FORM AND TENSE.
SOME VERBS MUST AGREE WITH THE
AND HOW TO GIVE
DECIDE WHETHER THE
INFORMATION IS RELIABLE
Who are the authors or creators
of the information?
Do they have a specific purpose
or opinion that might influence
the reliability of the
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF
The writer uses a specific set of criteria to determine the quality or
effectiveness of a product, service or person.
The writer needs to infer whether the reader of the essay would
agree with the wr
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