Download PDF by Marv Rubinstein: American English Compendium: A Portable Guide to the

By Marv Rubinstein

ISBN-10: 144223282X

ISBN-13: 9781442232822

The American English Compendium is a enjoyable option to discover the nuances of the English language—learn staff of lions is named a delight; a bunch of whales, a pod; and a gaggle of owls, a parliament. Distinguish among a quack and a shyster. research that “tabling a movement” in a U.S. court docket has an contrary that means from an identical time period in England. This ebook choices up the place different language dictionaries go away off: it contains universal proverbs, a sampling of yankee English as opposed to British English, well known American expressions and slang, acronyms, and sundry details on every little thing from natural world to forex. during this re-creation, the staples were up-to-date and clean chapters were extra, with details on pronunciation, oddball English phrases, or even many of the new net terminology, together with Twitterspeak.

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