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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Vacillation.—Individualization.—Collectives.—Special complications. — Higher units.—The generic number.—Number in secondary words.—First part of compounds.—Verbs. CHAPTER XXII DEGREE Positive, comparative and superlative.—Regular forms.
In a longer words rhythm often determines which syllable attracts word as radical, cal was originally the strongest, but rad had the stress: a secondary stress because separated from cal by the weak i and later acquired the chief stress ...
... 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.
Thus we often find , , —the old rhythmic form, is found . . has been supplanted by , . generally the word is pronounced Shakespeare's and Spenser's In long words rhythm generally determines the place of secondary stresses, e.g. verbs, ...
... sometimes only the back-element is retained, which may or may not be accompanied with secondary trillings of the uvula ("Northumbrian burr"). Very often the degree of reduction is different according to the position in the syllable, ...
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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
THE THREE RANKS
AFFIRMATION NEGATION QUESTION