Practical English usage
This unique reference guide addresses problem points in the language as encountered by learners and their teachers. It gives information and advice that is practical, clear, reliable, and easy to find. Most of the book is about grammar, but it also covers selected points of vocabulary, idioms, style, pronunciation, and spelling. · Over 600 concise, authoritative entries. · Explanations and examples based on current corpus research. · Entries on "kinds of English," covering standard English and dialects, correctness, spoken and written English, formality, and variation and change.
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a/an adjectives adverb particles American English arrive auxiliary verb beginning British English cleft sentences common Compare complement conjunctions countable nouns direct object dropped ellipsis emphasise especially example expressions feel followed formal style friends future gerund give grammar happen holiday idea indirect speech infinitive informal style kind language less letters link verb look married mid-position modal auxiliary verbs modal verbs nice normally Note noun phrases object passive past participle past perfect past tense person phrase plural nouns possible preposition present perfect present progressive present tense progressive forms pronouns pronunciation questions and negatives rain refer relative clause relative pronoun sentence simple present singular smoking sometimes sorry speak speaker stop structure suggest superlatives swim talk tell There's things tomorrow uncountable nouns usually verb forms vowel wait week word order yesterday