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Part: 6 In Your Write Mind > Glossary - Pg. 277

Glossary 277 sentence coordination Links ideas of equal importance. sentence fragment A group of words that does not express a complete thought. sexist language Language that assigns qualities to people on the basis of their gender. It reflects prejudiced attitudes and stereotypical thinking about the sex roles and traits of both men and women. simple sentence A sentence made of one independent clause. slang Coined words and phrases or new meanings for established terms. split infinitive Occurs when an adverb or adverbial phrase is placed between to and the verb. style A writer's distinctive way of writing. subordination Connecting two unequal but related ideas with a subordinating conjunction to form a complex sentence. tense Shows the time of a verb. tone The writer's attitude toward his or her subject and audience. usage The customary way we use language in speech and writing. The correct level of usage is the one that is appropriate for the occasion. verbal A verb form used as another part of speech. verbs Words that name an action or describe a state of being. voice The form of the verb that shows whether the subject performed the action or received the action. writing A way of communicating a message to a reader for a purpose.