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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The dividing line between a widely used ordinary phrase and a fixed phrase is
not easy to determine. There are degrees of fixedness, depending on frequency
of occurrence and people's perception of the usage. Darwin's phrase natural ...
The phrase on the other hand, a convention in the presentation of contrasting
information (on the one hand, . . . on the other hand), is radically adapted in the
following statement, from an article about animals: A female needs an area which
696 PHRASE get off the bus (compare widespread AmE get off of the bus). Some
prepositions may be attached to verbs preceding them, usually for figurative
reasons: where the sentence He came across the street is analysable as (He
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