A. sentence construction and punctuation
B. vocabulary and punctuation
C. syntax and sentence construction
D. vocabulary and syntax
Option D – syntax and sentence construction
Diction is the speaker’s (or author’s) word choice. This term may also refer to the general type or character of language used in speech or in a work of literature. Diction is typically divided into two components: vocabulary and syntax. By vocabulary, we mean the degree of difficulty, complexity, abstractness, formality as well as the origin of words chosen. Syntax refers to the arrangement – the ordering, grouping and placement of words within a sentence. The meaning of this term can also extend to encompass such things as the degree of complexity or fragmentation within these arrangements.