The English Language

The English Language

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Updated and expanded from one of the most popular grammar sites on the web, this book provides a modern guide to English usage for the 21st century. With topics arranged alphabetically and written in an enjoyable and readable tone, The English Language: A Usera€™s Guide will help students and writers understand the nature of the language, explaining the 'why' of the rules as well as what constitutes good grammar and style. Going beyond the prescriptive wrong /right examples, Jack Lynch includes examples of weak/strong, good/better, disputed/preferred, and informal/formal usage.Linguists use the word perfect to describe a completed action and imperfect to describe one that is (or was) incomplete; they also use progressive or continuous to indicate whether an action is ongoing. Some also ... British writers, by the way a€”and for all I know, other Commonwealthersa€”sometimes use assurance where Americans use insurance (ita#39;s life assurance, but auto insurance, in the UK). But ita#39;sanbsp;...

Title:The English Language
Author: Jack Lynch
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 2015-01-02

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