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Lexical Matters

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Chapter Summary

This chapter contains information about words and expressions that language learners often confuse with others similar to them in form and/or meaning. It discusses phrases with an internal object, that is, verb phrases whose verb and object share the same root. It also contains examples of binomials, that is, synonymous or identical word pairs used for stylistic and rhetorical purposes. It then provides guidance on recognizing and decoding foreign (loan) words.

Keywords:Binomials; expressions; foreign words; identical word pairs; Lexical matters; same root; verb phrases; words



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