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A Dictionary of up to date American utilization КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор:Bergen Evans, Cornelia Evans Название: A Dictionary of up to date American utilization Издательство: Random HouseГод: 1957 Формат: pdf Размер: 7 Mb Язык: английскийWhen we converse or write we wish to be understood and revered. we wish to show our that means and we wish to do it in a fashion that would command admiration. to complete those ends we needs to understand the meanings of phrases, their particular meanings and their connotations, implications and overtones, and we needs to know the way to mix phrases successfully into sentences.A dictionary can assist us to appreciate the that means of a be aware. however the purely method to comprehend a notice totally is to work out it in use in as many contexts as attainable. which means someone who desires to enhance his vocabulary needs to learn very much and needs to ensure that he knows what he reads... rapidshare zero 1 2 three four five

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See mulatto. angry. See mad. animalculum. The plural is animalcula. Animalcula is sometimes treated as a singular and given a new plural form animalculae. This won’t do. A singular animalcula with a regular plural animalculas would make good English. But when the word carries the learned ending ae it has to be condemned as bad Latin. annalist. See analyst. annoy. See aggravate. anomalous; irregular; defective. That which is anomalous deviates from the ordinary rule, type, or form. It is irregular and does not conform to fixed principles or established procedures.

In a carelessly constructed sentence they sometimes pick up an antecedent that was not intended. In the figure of speech he put his foot in it, the pronoun it has a general or indefinite reference. But in everytime he opens his mouth he puts his foot in it, the it suddenly becomes anaphoric and carries back to mouth. A pronoun is said to agree with its antecedent in number. That is, the pronoun should be singular if the antecedent is singular and plural if the antecedent is plural. In English, the number of the pronoun depends on the meaning of the antecedent more than on its strict grammatical form.

Always is an adverb meaning all the time, perpetually, uninterruptedly (1’11 be loving you, always. There’ll always be an England. The faucet always drips that way; we can’t turn it clear off) or every time, as opposed to occasionally or sometimes (He always takes the biggest share. He always leaves the house by six o’clock). At one time there was a word alway, but this is now archaic and confined to poetry. Both words are used in the King James Bible, and with the same meaning, as in ye have the poor with you always and I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

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