Letter M – Glossary Of Grammatical Terms

English Grammatical Terms

Letter M

  • M,m — (Thirteenth letter of the alphabet)
  • Main Clause
  • Main Verb
  • Major Sentence
  • 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
  • Metaphorical — This is the adjectival form of the word Metaphor.  Describing a word or phrase as being “Metaphorical” means that the word or phrase functions as a Metaphor.  —  Example:  If I said that my wife is “my boss“, the phrase “my boss” or simply the word “boss” would be Metaphorical…  because she is not really my boss.
  • Middle Verb
  • Minimal Pair
  • Minor Sentence
  • Mixed Conditional
  • Modal
  • Modal Verb
  • Modifier — Any word, phrase, or clause that defines or describes – qualifies or quantifies the sense of another word or phrase.
  • 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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