Saussure

[ French soh-syr ]
/ French soʊˈsür /

noun

Fer·di·nand de [French fer-dee-nahn duh] /French fɛr diˈnɑ̃ də/,1857–1913, Swiss linguist.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
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British Dictionary definitions for saussure

Saussure
/ (French sosyr) /

noun

Ferdinand de (fɛrdinɑ̃ də). 1857–1913, Swiss linguist. He pioneered structuralism in linguistics and the separation of scientific language description from historical philological studies

Derived forms of Saussure

Saussurean, adjective, noun
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