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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Superlative in speaking of two.—Limited superlative.—Most.—Latin comparatives. CHAPTER XXIII TENSE Time and tense.—Past, present and future time with sub divisions.—Tenses of English verbs.—Present tense.—Forma tion of preterit.
wh-pronouns preferred in speaking of persons.—That however used.—Other cases.—That a conjunction.—As.—But.—Final remarks.— Place of preposition.—Irregular continuation.—Concatenation of clauses.—Adverbs whereof, etc.
No one can speak exactly as everybody else or speak exactly in the same way under all circumstances and at all moments, hence a good deal of vacillation here and there. The divergencies would certainly be greater if it were not for the ...
... 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 English-speaking child.
English-speaking child. ... today—especially that of a foreign language—would appear to be to give rules which must be obeyed if one wants to speak and write the language correctly—rules which as often as not seem quite arbitrary.
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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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