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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But the pronunciation is different, the vowel in the last syllable of the French word being unknown in English. In English we make a difference in pronunciation between to excuse and an excuse, but no such difference is made in French.
... hence we have preparatory, 'military, 'necessary, Americans still preserve the memory of the original stress by giving -o- and -a- a secondary stress, while these syllables are weak or even slurred over in British pronunciation.
But very often a speaker would be simply thinking of the verb and then add the ending -able: this would lead to a different accentuation, thus two conflicting pronunciations: in Shakespeare and is still used sometimes in the reading of ...
When it was raised it entered the front series, while an older (3) correspond with present pronunciation, for the vowels have become diphthongs, though of a different order from ...
The pronunciation is more clearly diphthongic in the South of England than in the North or some parts of the United States, (4) Middle English had two e- as well as two o-sounds, in the above diagram denoted as and respectively.
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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