Essentials of English Grammar
Routledge, 24.05.2013 - 800 Seiten
This book was first published in 1933, Essentials of English Grammar is a valuable contribution to the field of English Language and Linguistics.
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No one can speak exactly as everybody else or speak exactly in the same way under all circumstances and at all moments, hence a good deal of vacillation here and there. The divergencies would certainly be greater if it were not for the ...
For instance, when initial [k] before [n] was dropped, e.g. in know, knock, knit, it was kept when protected by a preceding vowel, hence we get the alternation between knowledge and acknowledge. An [n] became mute after [m], ...
same principle of having the stress on the vowel removed by one syllable from the original stress, hence we have preparatory, 'military, 'necessary, Americans still preserve the memory of the original stress by giving -o- and -a- a ...
Hence such rhymes as crosses: horses, morning: dawning (Keats) or wrought: report, waters: quarters (Kipling), which, of course, are avoided by poets who think much of spelling and the teaching of schools, as well as by those (Americans ...
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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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