Essentials of English Grammar
University of Alabama Press, 1964 - 387 Seiten
A classic of English grammar, Essentials of English Grammar provides a common ground for the traditionalist and the structural or descriptive linguist. Jespersen's work provides insight into the fundamental concepts that underlie the linguistic approach, but at the same time the foundation of the traditional approach is retained.
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the urgency of the demand is emphasized through the form , which implies that the person addressed should already before this have ceased the offensive ...
... I should be insulting society , and eating peas with my knife " : the expanded form implies identity of the two acts ( " going to would be insulting ...
But I should think ( with stress on think ) generally implies scornful assertion : Is he over fifty ? -Oh yes , I should think so [ = Rather ! ] . 26.6 % .
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This book was a bit of a muddled review of grammar principles. While it was still useful, to some extent, I found that it would be much more useful to people who English is not their first language ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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