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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Though the concept is not strictly applicable to a mildly inflected language like
English, prepositions require object pronouns where they exist: of me (not *of I),
to them (not *to they), for us (not *for we). The term is usually contrasted with ...
INFLECTED [14c: from Latin inflec- tere/inflexum to bend, alter, modify]. A term in
linguistics for a language in which a word takes various forms, most commonly by
alteration of an ending, to show its grammatical role: Greek ho lukos the wolf ...
Inflected and some derived forms have // in both varieties: appalled, controlling,
distillation, enrolling, installation (but enrolment, instalment chiefly in BrE). (2)
Verbs ending in an unstressed vowel plus / (to equal, travel, pencil) normally
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