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British or American English?: A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns (Studies in English Language)

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Speakers of British and American English display some striking differences in their use of grammar. In this detailed survey, John Algeo considers questions such as: •Who lives on a street, and who lives in a street? •Who takes a bath, and who has a bath? •Who says Neither do I, and who says Nor do I? •After 'thank you', who says Not at all and who says You're welcome? •Whose team are on the ball, and whose team isn't? Containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, collected over the past twenty years, this is a clear and highly organized guide to the differences - and the similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers. Written for those with no prior knowledge of linguistics, it shows how these grammatical differences are linked mainly to particular words, and provides an accessible account of contemporary English in use.

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This is a clearly organized guide to the differences - and similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers of English. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, and containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, it provides an accessible account of contemporary English in use.

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A detailed guide to the differences between British and American English grammar, with authentic examples.

About the Author

John Algeo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Verbs; 2. Determiners; 3. Nouns; 4. Pronouns; 5. Adjectives; 6. Adverbs; 7. Qualifiers; 8. Prepositions; 9. Conjunctions; 10. Interjections; 11. Complementation; 12. Mandative constructions; 13. Expanded predicates; 14. Concord; 15. Propredicates; 16. Tag questions; 17. Miscellaneous.

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nacira, April 11, 2009 (view all comments by nacira)
Fistly,the title is atractive,especially for those who are in need for it like me.However,the title is not enouph to give a perfect comment,but it seems useful.British and American English are two different varieties of English but they are intelligible.It is good to know the two but it is better to differentiate between them in different situations.
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ISBN:
9780521379939
Author:
Algeo, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Aarts, Bas
Editor:
Kyt&#148, Merja
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
English language
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
English language -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in English Language
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9.02x5.94x.86 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a clearly organized guide to the differences - and similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers of English. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, and containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, it provides an accessible account of contemporary English in use.
"Synopsis" by , A detailed guide to the differences between British and American English grammar, with authentic examples.
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