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Current english usage.

Frederick T. Wood

Current english usage.

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Udkommet foerste gang 1962.

SeriesPapermac. MSE -- 253
The Physical Object
Pagination273 s
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21279139M
ISBN 100333010787

Careful speakers and writers may want to give it a miss in non-playful contexts. Sometimes, adequate attention is not paid to the use of grammar and usage, which leaves a very bad impression on the readers. Its title, to be sure, is the modern equivalent of the Anglo-Saxon beot-a formal and ritualistic boast by a warrior, detailing his prowess and the feats he intends to perform. But it is attractively written and expressions interesting. American English is succeeding where it failed.

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It provided a huge amount of data about the differences between British and American grammar, as well as about several important genres - conversation, fiction, news, and academic prose. Garner, Garner's Modern American Usage, 3rd ed. It brought home the importance of always linking the study of language to the study of literature, and in its range of examples from both linguistic and literary sources it gives a perfect illustration of how the subject should be taught. The new book is considerably larger and more thorough than the earlier one, large and thorough though the old book was.


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