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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Singular and plural.—Substantives.— Irregularities.—Learned plurals.—The unchanged plural.— Compounds.—Pronouns.—The meaning of plural.—Special meaning in plural.—Words used in plural only. CHAPTER XXI NUMBER—concluded Thing-words ...
To form the plural—that is, the expression of more than one—we have old formulas in the case of men, feet, oxen and a few other words, which are used so often in the plural that they are committed to memory at a very early age by each ...
As soon as a new word comes into existence, no one hesitates about forming a plural in this way: automobiles, kodaks, aeroplanes, hooligans, ions, stunts, etc. In the sentence "He recovered his lost umbrella and had it recovered," the ...
This explains the plurals of some substantives, e.g. men, geese from man, goose, and the formation of derivatives like ... An isolated survival of a prehistoric consonant change is seen in were as the plural of was. have 3.13 affected .
... the shortened i is still heard in the plural women, though disguised in the spelling). In the following chapters alternations are indicated by the sign ||, thus knowledge || acknowledge; solemn || solemnity, etc.
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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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