Understanding Language: Words and Sentences

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What is the basic unit of language according to the text?

Words

When do sentences come into play in language development?

After words

In what way are one-word commands like 'Go.' or 'Sit.' described in the text?

Rare but not unusual

How are single words used outside the context of any actual or reconstructable sentence?

In warning shouts and shopping lists

What does the text suggest about words outside of sentences?

They can be sorted and classified in various ways

Explore the significance of words as the fundamental units of language and how sentences develop as words are strung together meaningfully. Delve into the early stages of language acquisition and the progression from single words to complete sentences.

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