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Describing language
Describing language

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5 Summary of Week 4

Over the last few weeks you’ve looked at nouns and verbs, the most fundamental parts of a language. These word classes allow us to talk about the world and the things in it, and allow us to communicate what action or processes are happening. Next week you’ll consider a different group of words, the adjectives. These work closely with nouns, and are used to describe things in more detail. Without them our language would be colourless and not very precise, and in many circumstances it wouldn’t be easy to make clear what we were talking about.

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