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The Development of English
The Dictionary and Levels of Usage
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abbreviations accepted adjective adverb American Anne Bradstreet Anne Dudley antecedent appositive argument audience beginning clear coherence Colloquial comma splice complement complete compound CONFUSING SHIFT conjunction construction coordinate coordinating conjunction CORRECT DANGLING dangling modifier dependent clause dialect diction Dictionary direct object elliptical clause Encyclopedia English error example Exercise FAULTY feel following sentences footnotes formal gerund Grammar ideas indicate Indo-European inflected kind labels language linguists look main clause meaning ment modifier Nonstandard noun object Ogden Nash paper paragraph parallel participle passive voice past tense pattern person phrase plural poems predicate preposition pronoun punctuation Puritan question quotation marks reader reference relative pronoun revision semicolon sentence elements separate singular slang speech spelling STANDARD statement structure student subjective complement subordinate tence term thing tion topic sentence usage usually voice words wordy writing