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Dear teachers,

If you were to comment on a tone of a particular sentence and that this one is an exclamation, would say that this sentence is written "in an exclamatory tone" ??

Is the word "tensional" appropriate in this context? If not, when is it used?

If you were to ask a student to justify their answers would you say "Justify your answers in sentences" ? By the way what do you call the question that precedes an exercise?

Thank you very much for your help,
Hela
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Hi Hela,

If you were to comment on a tone of a particular sentence and that this one is an exclamation, would say that this sentence is written "in an exclamatory tone" ?? Possibly, although I might prefer 'in an exclamatory manner'. I might also prefer 'with an exclamatory tone'.

Is the word "tensional" appropriate in this context? If not, when is it used? I don't think I've ever heard this word. I had to check google and my dictionary to confirm it really was a word at all. Perhaps, instead, one might say something like 'tense' or 'stressed'? But I don't think an exclamation is necessarily related to tension, do you?

If you were to ask a student to justify their answers would you say "Justify your answers in sentences" ? Sounds OK to me. By the way what do you call the question that precedes an exercise? Why not simply 'a/the question'?


Best wishes, Clive

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introductory question, perhaps?
tensional - no go
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Hello Clive Emotion: smile

In my third question, it's true, I seem to split hairs, but in French, I think, we can call a question "une question" but also "un intitulé"; is it the same in English? Could we call it "a prompt" as an internaut told me?

See you soon!
Hi Hela,

I guess you could call such a title 'a prompt'. But I wouldn't say a prompt always has to be a question. It's just something to jog your memory. eg The first part of a sentence that you have to complete could be considered a prompt.

Bet wishes, Clive
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