Connotation is the meaning or implication behind a word or phrase. There are words that carry multiple connotations such as dog, which means someone who is shameless or a person who slacks off with his or her work. More »

“Connotation” refers to the feelings and emotions associated with a particular word that cannot be fully explained by its literal meaning. A word’s connotation can be neutral, positive or negative, and the strength of it... More »

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One example of connotation in a poem is a metaphor such as "shall I compare thee to a summer's day" from Shakespeare's Sonnet 18. Connotation refers to the meaning implied by a word or words. More »

An attention grabber is a word or phrase that is designed to capture an audience's attention. An attention grabber is often used at the start of a persuasive essay and is called a "hook." More »

English verbs are usually conjugated into the present tense from the infinitive (a phrase that includes the word "to" followed by a verb) by doing nothing to the verb for the pronouns I, you, they, we, and you. Add an "s... More »

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When denoting ownership and a word ends in the letter "S," an apostrophe is placed after the "S"; for example, "The North Stars' first championship game." An additional "S" can also be written, and the apostrophe can be ... More »

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Examples of possessive nouns include the word "dog's" in the phrase "the dog's bone," "California's" in "California's climate" and "parents'" in "parents' worries." When a possessive noun is used, it indicates that the f... More »

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