Coquette

Coquette

Definition:

1. a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt

2. a woman who regularly makes romantic or sexual overtures; a flirt

3. a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

A coquette is a flirt, a girl or woman who knows how to flatter and manipulate men with her charms in order to get what she wants.

– Vocabulary Dictionary

Parts of Speech (POS)

noun

Why is it important to know where a word fits in a part of speech?

Answer: Understanding the different parts of speech is important in understanding how words can and should be joined together to make sentences that are grammatically correct and legible. An understanding of the parts of speech is also conducive to correctly punctuating sentences.

Below are examples of coquette used correctly in a sentence:

• Although Maria is a coquettish woman, Mario knowingly made the decision to marry her. (Complex Sentence)

• Maria coquettishly batted her eyelashes at Mario, so he decided to ask her out on a date. (Compound Sentence).

• Because Maria is prepossessing, she believes that being a coquette is cool and she enjoys exploiting wealthy men for their money. (Compound-Complex Sentence)

• “I’ve warned Maria that her coquettishness and cunning ways would definitely catch up with her one day,” said her husband Mario. (Simple Sentence)

In the above examples, we’ve provided the four English sentence types as examples, so that you get a visual of how each sentence type should be structured.

Other word forms of Coquette

coquettish = adjective

coquettishly = adverb

coquettishness = noun

Synonyms for the word Coquette:

Remember, a synonym is a word or phrase that has the exact or near exact same definition as another word or phrase.

• flirt

• seducer

• wanton

Activity:

1. Write three complex sentences using the word coquette.

A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent and at least one dependent clause.

An independent clause is a complete thought that can stand alone as a sentence.

A dependent clause is not a complete thought. It is a sentence that depends on the independent clause.

2. Write two compound sentences using the word coquette.

A compound sentence is a sentence containing two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

3. Write two simple sentences using both the adverb and noun word forms of coquette.

4. After proofreading your sentences, type them into the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

5. Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words: The 4 Types of Sentences. This will direct you to this and other helpful workshops.

A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback for the sentences you provide in the comment section below. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post those as well.

Writing Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it into your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember.

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