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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In English we make a difference in pronunciation between to excuse and an excuse, but no such difference is made in French. Still greater differences appear when we make up complete sentences. Compare, for instance, the following: .
The influence of emotions, as distinct from orderly rational thinking, is conspicuous in many parts of grammar—see, for instance, the chapters on gender, on expanded tenses, and on will and shall. 3 1 1.1 educated .
Here it is possible to stress any of the words and to make a pause, for instance, after "boy," or to substitute "he" or "she" for "I," "lent" for "gave," "Tom" for "the boy," etc. One may insert "never" or make other alterations.
The student should notice, for instance, the way in which the meaning of the sentence: Won't you come and dine with me today? is modified according as each of the words won't, you, dine, me, and today receives the stress and 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], ...
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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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AFFIRMATION NEGATION QUESTION