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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Although apostrophes began to be used to mark possession in the late 1 6c, only
4% of the possessives in the First Folio edition of Shakespeare (1623) had them.
Most of the nouns using such apostrophes were loanwords ending in -0, such ...
Both that- clauses are subordinate, but one of them (that everybody believes that
it is too late) is superordinate to the that-clause within it (that it is too late). Some
grammarians refer to a subordinate sentence or clause as being embedded ...
Many linguistic changes occurred in late OE, and in Middle English (ME) almost
every feature of OE changed radically, so that though late ME such as Chaucer's
usage remains intelligible now 600 years later, little or nothing of OE could have
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