Endangered Phrases: Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction

By Steven D. Price

“Person to individual” (and “station to station”), “bar sinister,” “the weed of crime bears sour fruit,” “between the satan and the deep blue sea,” “will o’ the wisp,” “poor as Job’s turkey” . . . those are only a couple of words that have been as soon as a part of daily speech. besides the fact that, because of our evolving language and different cultural adjustments, there are 1000s of words poised on the point of extinction. Can such endangered words be kept? And if this is the case, why? those are questions Steven D. cost, award-winning writer and prepared observer of the passing linguistic scene, solutions during this tough and fascinating compilation. it truly is bound to bring up your appreciation of the English language’s ebb and flow—and increase your personal vocabulary alongside the way.

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A Good Turn of Phrase: Student's Book Level 1

By James Milton, Virginia Evans, Bill Blake

"A sturdy flip of Phrase" comprises fifteen devices every one featuring and working towards English idioms in present use. Idioms are offered in context then they're demonstrated in such actions as "key-word" transformation, a number of selection, hole filling, notice matching, crosswords and imagine dialogue. The Teacher's booklet comprises the solutions to the workouts in addition to 3 exams every one of which has substitute models.
"A reliable flip of Phrase" is aimed toward scholars at post-intermediate and complicated degrees. it may be utilized in the school room or for self-study to aid freshmen use the English language effectively.

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Research Papers For Dummies

By Geraldine Woods

You are sitting at your table in a lecture room or in an airless cubicle, thinking about what number mins are left in a likely unending day, whilst unexpectedly your instructor or manager lowers the increase: She wishes a examine paper, whole with footnotes and an inventory of assets. She desires accuracy, originality, and reliable grammar. And – gasp! – she wishes ten pages! you'll be sixteen years previous or 60 years outdated, yet your response is identical: aid!

Take center. A examine paper could appear daunting, yet it is a far-from-impossible venture to complete. Turning learn into writing is really particularly effortless, so long as you stick to a number of confirmed options. and that is the place Research Papers For Dummies steps in to aid. during this easy-to-understand consultant, you discover out the best way to look for details utilizing either conventional revealed assets and the digital treasure troves of the net. you furthermore mght become aware of the right way to take all these bits of knowledge, discarding the beside the point ones, and positioned them right into a shape that illustrates your aspect with readability and originality.

Here's only a sampling of the themes you will find in Research Papers For Dummies:

  • Types of study papers, from company reviews to dissertations
  • The easy materials of a paper: advent, physique, end, footnotes, and bibliography
  • Note-taking tools whereas doing research
  • Avoiding plagiarism and different examine paper pitfalls
  • Defining your thesis assertion and selecting a constitution to your paper
  • Supporting your argument and drawing an insightful conclusion
  • Revising and sharpening your prose
  • Top Ten lists at the top how you can commence your study on-line and in print

Research Papers For Dummies additionally contains an appendix that is jam-packed with study paper principles if you are stuck.

If you are tasked with writing a study paper, likelihood is you have already got loads of calls for in your time. you do not need one other large pile of papers to learn. This e-book can truly prevent time in the end, since it can provide the simplest, quickest, and so much winning equipment for finishing your paper.

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Improve Your Written English: Master the Essentials of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Write With Greater Confidence

By Marion Field

Written briefly, available sections, this publication explains the fundamentals of writing sturdy English. It contains punctuation, sentence development and spelling. you are going to how you can undertake diverse projects, equivalent to writing a file, essay or brief tale. There also are chapters on letter writing, filling in types and developing task purposes.

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The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English

By Robert Beard

This ebook explores what's attractive in English phrases by means of having a look heavily on the a hundred most endearing of them chosen via Dr. Robert Beard, previously Dr. Language at yourDictionary.com and presently Dr. Goodword at alphaDictionary.com. The ebook starts off with an essay on what makes phrases attractive and a historical past essay at the relationships among eu and Indian languages. this is often through essays that learn the pronunciation, which means, utilization, and background of phrases like cynosure, desultory, ephemeral, gambol, petrichor, serendipity, and Susquehanna. each one observe is followed through artistic examples that includes Beard's general forged of characters, together with Natalie Cladd, Maude Lynn cloth cabinet, Gilda Lilly and the twins, Rita and Rhoda ebook.

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There's a Word for It: The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900

By Sol Steinmetz

Notice geeks (1984), have a good time! Crack open those covers and immerse your self in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the recent phrases (or new meanings of phrases) that experience sprung from American lifestyles to ignite the main important, creative, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical colossal Bang (1950) because the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.

From the flip of the 20th century to this day, our language has grown from round 90,000 new phrases to a couple 500,000—at least, that’s today’s most sensible guesstimate (1936). What bills for this quantum bounce (1924)? In There’s a be aware for It, language professional Sol Steinmetz takes us on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (1949) joyride (1908) via our nation’s cultural heritage, as obvious in the course of the neato (1951) phrases and phrases we’ve invented to explain all of it. From the quaintly genteel days of the 1900s (when we first heard phrases reminiscent of nickelodeon, escalator, and, think it or no longer, Ms.) during the Roaring Twenties (the time of flappers, jalopies, and bootleg booze) to the postwar ’50s (the years of rock ’n’ roll, beatniks, and blast-offs) and into the hot millennium (with its blogs, Google, and Obamamania), this dinner party for notice enthusiasts is a boffo (1934) occasion of linguistic esoterica (1929).

In chapters equipped by way of decade, each one with a full of life and informative narrative of the existence and language of the time, besides year-by-year lists of phrases that have been making their first visual appeal, There’s a be aware for It reveals how the yankee tradition contributed to the evolution and growth of the English language and vice versa. essentially, it’s must-reading (1940). and never to disparage any of the umpteen (1918) different language books at the shelf—though they've got their percentage of hokum (1917) and gobbledygook (1944)—but this one really is the bee’s knees and the cat’s pajamas (1920s).

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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3: 1476-1776

By Roger Lass

This quantity of the Cambridge historical past of the English Language encompasses 3 centuries of enormous cultural switch, from Caxton within the past due center a while to the yankee assertion of Independence and the beginnings of Romanticism. in this interval, heart English turned Early smooth English after which built into the early phases of unquestionably "modern" English. This ebook strains advancements in orthography and punctuation, phonology and morphology, syntax, lexis and semantics, local and social edition, and the literary language. It additionally encompasses a thesaurus of linguistic phrases and an in depth bibliography.

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Maths and English for Electrical: Functional Skills

By Andrew Spencer, Robert Henley

This write-in workbook is a useful source to aid learners' increase their Maths and English talents and aid organize for point 1 and point 2 useful abilities checks. The workbook layout allows newcomers to perform and increase their maths and English talents and the real-life questions, workouts and eventualities are all written with an electric set up context to aid novices locate crucial Maths and English thought comprehensible, enticing and plausible. This workbook is a useful source to aid Maths and English studying within the lecture room, at paintings and for private learn at domestic.

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Elizabeth Is Missing: A Novel

By Emma Healey

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a subtle mental secret that also is an heartbreakingly sincere meditation on reminiscence, id, and aging—an aged girl descending into dementia embarks on a determined quest to discover the easiest good friend she believes has disappeared, and her look for the reality will return many years and feature shattering consequences.

Maud, an getting older grandmother, is slowly wasting her memory—and her grip on daily life. but she refuses to overlook her ally Elizabeth, whom she is confident is lacking and in poor danger.

But nobody will hearken to Maud—not her pissed off daughter, Helen, no longer her caretakers, no longer the police, and particularly now not Elizabeth’s mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overpowering feeling that Elizabeth wishes her aid, Maud resolves to find the reality and retailer her liked friend.

This singular obsession types a cornerstone of Maud’s swiftly dissolving current. however the clues she discovers appear purely to steer her deeper into her prior, to a different unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished presently after international struggle II.

As bright stories of a tragedy that happened extra fifty years in the past come flooding again, Maud discovers new momentum in her look for her pal. may perhaps the secret of Sukey’s disappearance carry the major to discovering Elizabeth?

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An Awfully Big Adventure

By Beryl Bainbridge

It truly is 1950 and the Liverpool reporatory theatre corporation is rehearsing its Christmas construction of Peter Pan, a narrative of early life innocence and loss. Stella has been taken on as assistant level supervisor and speedy turns into enthusiastic about Meredith, the dissolute director. however it is just while the distinguished O'Hara arrives to take the lead, varied drama unfolds. In it, he and Stella are sure jointly in a prior that neither dares to interpret.

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