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adjective adverbs allomorph allophone American English analogy appears archaic auxiliary back formation become called century common commonly consonant construction contrast dialect Dictionary diphthong distinction English language English period English Usage expressions French fricative function genitive German grammar grammarians Greek guage hypercorrection indicate infinitive preterite singular inflected form instance King James Bible language Latin linguistic ly ness meaning Middle English modifier morphemes negative nonstandard noun object form occurs Old English older palate past participle pattern phonetic phrase plural past participle prefix prepositions Present-day English preterite and past preterite plural past preterite singular preterite problem pronoun reason refer regarded regular result semivowels sense sentence simply singular preterite plural situation social sometimes speak speakers of English spelling pronunciation spoken English standard English stress strong verb suffix syllable things tion tongue typical unstressed users of English usually variant voiceless weak verb word order writing written