The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
With nearly 2,000 articles in A-Z format the "Concise Companion" is an ideal reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the highly readable scholarship of the "Companion" in a portable and affordable volume.
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Certain adjectives derived from nouns with syllabic / contain a u that relates to the
Latin origin of the words concerned: constable/ constabular, muscle/muscular,
scruple/scrupulous, table/tabular, triangle/ triangular. See syllabic consonant.
Silent S. (1) Postvocalic s is often silent in French-derived words (isle, apropos,
chamois, chassis, corps, debris, fracas, precis, viscount, Grosvenor, Illinois), or
where inserted by false analogy with French: island, unrelated to isle (Middle ...
(2) Relating to the verb: verbal as opposed to nominal elements of syntax; a
verbal noun. (3) Also deverbal. Derived from a verb: a verbal noun, a deverbal
adjective. See grammar, word. VERBAL NOUN. A category of non- countable
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