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adjectives adverbs allophones alphabet American become big dog borrowed words British called century chased the wheels common complement compound consonant constituents construction contrast Danelaw derivational dialect Dictionary digraph diphthong educated England English language example fact French function function words Germanic grammatical graphemes Greek guage indicate inflection isoglosses kind language large number Latin lexical units linguistic lish marked meaning Middle English Middle English period Midland modal auxiliaries modern English modifier morphemes native speakers nominal normal Norse noun phrase Old English origin pandle phonemes phonological phrase phonological system phonological word pitch plural position predicate preposition pronoun pronunciation Proto-Indo-European represent resonant consonant rules sentence simply sometimes sound speakers of English speech spelling spoken standard English stem stress structure style suffix syllable tense tion uneducated usage usually variation various verb phrase vernacular vocabulary voiceless vowel writing system