English Grammatical Terms

Letter M

  • Metaphor — The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it is not.   Metaphor is used to express a point by showing the a similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described.  However — the use of metaphor doe NOT use the wordslike” or “as” in the description.  Doing so would make the word or phrase a simile.   —  Examples:  Referring to a person as a “pig“, or referring to an idea as “pie in the sky” are both examples of Metaphors
  • Minimal Pair
  • Mixed Conditional
  • Modal
  • Mondegreen
  • Mono-Lingual
  • Monosyllabic
  • Mood
  • Morpheme
  • Morphology

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See Also:

The Letter M,m (The English Alphabet)

&

Letter M,m – Pronunciation Guide

 


 

 

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