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15 blend words examples

Blending: In English, Blending is a word-formation process in which parts of two or more words combine to create a new word. Words that are formed when two or more words are combined to form new words have some of the properties of each of the original words. Therefore, combining two or more words creates a new word that refers to something that has some properties of the original words. We already have many blend words in the English language, and even more blend words are being created every day. English being a dynamic language that is constantly evolving, many more new blend words are being added. Following is a list of 15+ popular blend words: brunch = breakfast + lunch biopic = biography + picture glimmer = gleam + shimmer camcorder = camera + recorder motel = motor + hotel sitcom = situation + comedy clash = clap + crash smash = smack + mash workaholic = work + alcoholic
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Three types of clipped words with 60+ examples

What are Clipped Words? In English language, clipping is the process of forming new words by dropping one or more syllables from a larger word, thereby resulting in a shorter word. Clipped Words are the words that are formed by clipping one or more syllables from a larger word or phrase, while retaining the meaning of the original word or phrase. Being shorter, clipped words are easy to spell and pronounce. Clipped words are more commonly used in everyday language. It is interesting to note, in some cases, the clipped form of a word is more popular (and more frequently used) than the original word itself. Clipping is also known as shortening or truncation . Clipping refers to part of a word that provides for the whole, such as the word "bike" from "motorbike", and "cooker" from "pressure cooker". There are three types of clipped words: Front clippe

9 types of Pronouns with examples

What are Pronouns? Definition: A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun. Therefore, they act as substitutes for the nouns that they replace. Pronouns save you from having to repeat a noun over and over again. Some of the most common pronouns are: he, she, they, you, it, and we. It is important to note that because pronouns replace nouns, they are used the same way the nouns are used in a sentence. You would use them as subjects or objects in a sentence. Before we move forward, following is a graphics showing relationship between nouns , pronouns and adjectives . Nouns, Pronouns and Adjectives Let's consider the following examples: 1. Sam is a good singer. He is good with drums. Here, in the second sentence we have replaced the noun , Sam , with the pronoun , he . 2. John and Paul are going for a picnic tomorrow. They will leave early in the morning

What are direct And indirect speech

What is Direct Speech?: Definition: When we repeat the actual words of the speaker, it is called direct speech . We use quotation marks or inverted commas . Examples: He said, "I am busy ." What is Indirect Speech?: Definition: When we do not repeat the speaker's actual words , it is called indirect or reported speech . We use our own words , without changing their meaning. We do not use quotation marks here. Examples: He said that he was happy . Reporting Verb: These are verbs which are used for citing or reporting another speaker's ideas . These can be used both in quoting or paraphrasing . Most commonly used reporting verbs are say and tell . For example: ( He said, She said, ) How to change direct speech in to indirect speech: 1. The word "that" is used as a conjunction between the reporting verb and the reported speech. 2. If the reporting verb is in present tense or future ten

What are Complex and Compound Sentences

clause Complex and Compound Sentences In English, sentences can be formed using different types and numbers of clauses. Depending on the type and number of clauses used, we can classify a sentence as a simple , compound or complex sentence. In this article we will focus on complex and compound sentences. What is a Complex Sentence? A complex sentence has one independent (or main) clause , and at-least one dependent (or subordinate) clause. The independent and dependent clauses are joined together using an appropriate conjunction . An independent , or main , clause does not depend on the other clause. It makes sense as a separate sentence, and that is why it is called "independent". On the other hand, a subordinate clause does not make sense on its own. It depends on the main clause to form a sentence. In other words, it does not express a complete thought. A subordinate clause begins with a connective like "whi

What are Similes and Metaphors and how to use them

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What are gerunds, participles and infinitives

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