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Compiled by U Kyaw Tun (UKT), M.S. (I.P.S.T., U.S.A.), and staff of TIL (Tun Institute of Learning, http://www.tuninst.net ), from various sources. Prepared for students of TIL Computing and Language Center, Yangon, Myanmar. Not for sale.

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quantifier question question tag question types quotation

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quantifier

From UseE

A quantifier, as its name implies, expresses quantity. Quantifiers can be a single word or a phrase and are used with nouns. They can be used with both a countable or an uncountable noun to express amount or quantity. Common quantifiers:
some much many few little a lot half three

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question

From UseE

A question is a sentence, a phrase or even just a gesture that shows that the speaker or writer wants the reader or listener to supply them with some information, to perform a task or in some other way satisfy the request.

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question tag

From UseE

A question tag can be made by making a statement and putting an auxiliary verb and a pronoun at the end:

She's coming, isn't she?
She wasn't there, was she?

 

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question types

From UseE

There are a number of different types of question used in English, including the following:
Academic question Rhetorical question Hypothetical question Question tag Tail question

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quotation

From LBH
Repetition of what someone has written or spoken.
In direct quotation (direct discourse), the person's words are duplicated exactly and enclosed in quotation marks:

Polonius told his son, Laertes, " Neither a borrower nor a lender be."

An indirect quotation (indirect discourse) reports what someone said or wrote but not in the exact words and not in quotation marks:

Polonius advised his son, Laertes, not to borrow or lend.

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