Glossary of terms used on this site
The linguistic study of how things are referred to through language.
The use of a negative particle, negative pre-modifier or semantic negativity — I don't believe it; There are no winners; There is an absence of thought.
The particle n't, which is attached to a verb to make it negative. — I haven't got a clue; You won't believe what happened; America can't win this war.
A word that performs the role of a noun, even if that is not its conventional grammatical role — The indifferent won't be tempted to vote; Whether or not she can win is a major if.
A word that stands for a person, place or thing — Animal; House; Fun; War; Globalisation.