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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... very stationary, a great many local dialects arose which differed very considerably from one another; the divergencies naturally became greater among the uneducated than among the educated and richer classes, as the latter ...
... but more stress has everywhere been laid on the latter than on the former. In this way it is thought that a clearer conception is gained of the whole system, as what really belongs together is thus brought closely together. 1.5.
... and hurt, the diphthongs of raise and race, of code and coat, of eyes and ice, the  of felled and felt, the [n] of send and sent: in all these pairs the sound is longer in the former than in the latter word. second 2.9 2.
At a time when the old had been raised to , while the old 3 -sound, was still a comparatively open it became usual in some words to write the former sound ie and the latter ea, thus field, thief, believe; for ea see the list just given.
... is different according to the position in the syllable, the tendency being towards a stronger articulation before, and a weaker after the vowel; in the latter position r may even totally disappear, especially before a consonant.
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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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