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TIL Grammar Glossary

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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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Grammar Glossary - U

uncountable noun understatement uniform resource locator (URL) unity upload upper case utterance

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uncountable noun

see mass noun

From UseE
uncountable noun
An uncountable noun has no plural.
    milk / water / wood / air
These nouns usually have no plural forms.
Uncountable Nouns are sometimes called mass nouns.
Internet link: {Concrete Noun}; {Abstract Noun}; {Proper Noun}; {Adjectival Noun}; {Noun as Adjective}; {Collective Noun}; {Mass Noun}; {Substantive}; {Countable Noun}

 

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understatement

From UseE
The opposite of hyperbole, understatement is used to make something appear smaller or less important than it really is. It can be used to entertain or to reduce the importance of the truth.
Internet links: {Irony}; {Hyperbole}; {Sarcasm}; {Slang}; {Jargon}; {Tautology}; {Figure of Speech}; {Litotes}; {Rhetorical Question}; {Cliche}; {Allegory}

 

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uniform resource locator (URL) 

From LBH
An address for a source on the World Wide Web, specifying protocol (the standard for transferring data and files), domain (the computer, or server, housing the source), and path (the location and name of the source). (See p. 197.)

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unity 

From LBH
The quality of an effective essay or paragraph in which all parts relate to the central idea and to each other. (See pp. 45 and 75.)

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upload 

From LBH
To transfer data or files from your local computer to another computer.

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upper case

In writing, letters can be written two ways; T or t. T is a capital letter, or upper case, and t is lower case. Capital letters are used at the beginning of a sentence and for a proper noun.
Internet links: {Alphabet}; {Vowel}; {Consonant}

 

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utterance  

An Utturance is a complete unit of speech (what one speaker says before the next starts), ranging from a single word to the longest uninterrupted speech possible.
Internet links: {Text}; {Sentence}

 

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