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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Take the word excuse, which is spelt in the same way in the two languages. 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 ...
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 ...
Not infrequently the explanation will be found in an earlier stage of the same language: what in one period was a regular phenomenon may later become isolated and appear as an irregularity, an exception to what has now become the ...
As a rule, sound changes do not affect the same sound wherever it is found, but only under certain phonetic conditions —in one particular position (initial, medial, or final), in stressed syllables or in unstressed syllables, etc.
At the same time, the spelling oa became similarly usual in many words after e.g. loan, boat, coach. oo had come to be looked upon as the ordinary symbol for , in the combination which is developed from an earlier from various , 3.5 .
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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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