Every-day English; A Sequel To "words And Their Uses"

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byRichard Grant White

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... both equal in capacity," which is justly pronounced nonsense; agreeable, suitable, conformable, for agreeably, suitably, conformably, as, " he performed agreeable to his promise," "he conducted himself suitable to the occasion," -- a usage common in that day, but indefensible, of course, and since then abandoned; safe for safely, as, " I arrived here safely," instead of safe, an error not uncommon now, and among those who are anxious about their "grammar; " dare for dares, as, "he dare not do it" for " he dares not," etc., which, although it is mentioned, rightly, as the usage of "numbers of people" and of " many authors," Baker says "appears to me to give a person an air of illiteracy," -- but we hear of no offense taken at this assumption .of social superiority; en passant for in passing, justly condemned as sheer affectation; the misplacing of only, either, and neither, as in " Theism can only be opposed to polytheism or atheism," and "He was neither learned in the languages nor philosophy," which has in its support the usage of centuries of years and centuries of authors, but which has been since seen to be indefensible according to the structure of the English sentence, and which has almost disappeared; the false construction, "Iwas going to have done so and so," which has like "authoritative" iupport, and which is in like manner indefensible. Of the subjects of Baker's one hundred and twentyBeven remarks I have room to mention only these, which are not the most important, but which unite some interest with conveniency for citation. To these I will add one other, his condemnation of the phrases different to, as, "this is different to that," and differtnt than, as in the sentence, " I found your affairs had been managed in a different manner than what I had ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... both equal in capacity," which is justly pronounced nonsense; agreeable, suitable, conformable, for agreeably, suitably, conformably,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217831095

ISBN - 13:9780217831093

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