The inflections and syntax of present-day American English with especial reference to social differences or class dialects: the report of an investigation financed by the National Council of Teachers of English and supportedby the Modern Language Association and the Linguistic Society of America
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14th century accusative adjectives American English apostrophe appeared century Chapter collective noun concerning constructions dative dative-accusative forms dental suffix Dictionary differences English Grammar English Group English language Examples from Group expressed fact formal grammar forms of nouns forms of words frequently genitive inflection grammatical ideas Group I Standard H. C. Wyld H. L. Mencken indicate Indo-European languages inflected genitive forms kind language forms language practices large number Latin matter meaning Middle English Modern English neuter number concord number forms number of instances object Old English particular past participle form past tense periphrastic genitive plural form plural number plural verb present present-day English pressures of word preterite form regular pattern schools sentence singular verb situations speech Standard English materials strong verbs subjunctive superlative Syntax teaching third person singular tion tives Typical examples verb forms vowel Vulgar English letters Vulgar English materials Weak verbs word order words with substantives