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An Expressions Origon?

where did the expression pissed off come from

The Term "Emotive Linguistics"

In what way can we apply a pragmatic study on the term emotive linguistics in a new perspective or a new way? Any ideas?

Using Self-Referring You?

I'm Kayo. I'm in a Master course, studying Cognitive Linguistics. I'm studying 'self-referring you'. Native English speakers sometimes use 'you' instead of 'I'. For example,...

Inferential Cleft?

"Inferential cleft : It is not that he loves her. It's just that he has a way with her that is different. " (Wikipedia.) Do both cleft sentences above generate infrential...

Help For My Thesis About Using English...

good morning, i'm new in this forum.i'm italian and i need your help.i'm doing a thesis about using "english as a global language and i have written a questionnarie to analyse...

Introduction To Semantics

Analise the semantics construct sense is the property of word while reference is the property of sentence

Pluperfect? (Scrod)?

I've heard this joke told in various ways. A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go...

Language With The Most Words?

What language has the most words? Fred Karlsson , who is a Professor of Linguistics at Helsinki University, says it's English. There are more than 600,000 entries in the Oxford...

Difference Between Suffixes -Sion And...

How do you know if a word should end with -sion or -tion

Morphology?

What are the differences between roots, bases and stems? Please, give me the examples. I have tried to understand them but I still cannot get the clear picture of them. Thank...

The Progressive Futurate Is Not Aspectual

Both the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (CGEL) by Pullum and Oxford Modern English Grammar (OMEG) by Aarts clearly say that the progressive futurate (i.e., the present...

"Middle" Voice In English?

hello! i write a report about "middle" voice in English. Also, I interested in "reciprocal" voice in English. I should find it in any book. I chose Orwell's "1984", but it difficult...

Optional Question?

the report on the nuclear power plant indicated that when the plant had gone on line ....... unsafe. A_ and it had been B_ it had been C_ had been D_ that it had been why...

What Is Peripheral Verbal Synonymy?

PLS HELP!!! What is peripheral verbal synonymy? I need to write a presentation but I cannot find what is it ...

English Grammer

why we use be in passive voice sentence of future indefinite after will or shall?

English Grammer

what is the main differnce between model verbs and helping verbs?

Unmarked Code Switching?

Hello, We are discussing about code switching. But we cannot differentiate between marked and unmarked code switching. Could you help us make it clear? Along with the examples...

Does This Sound Correct Or Should It Be...

I enjoy working on my own incentive

The Sun Is Setting At Five Tomorrow.

CGEL by Huddleston and Pullum says on page 171: By the last line, I think, they mean that the progressive futurate is restricted to cases where human agency or intention...

Historical Letters & Diaries - Dates In...

Hello, I'm looking to find historical methods of dating written correspondence and personal diaries in the UK during the following periods: around 1800 (late 18th and early 19th...

Sentence Structure Term?

Is there a specific literary or structural term for the use of comparison within a sentence such as "We want to live by each other's happiness - not by each other's misery...

Lexicology?

analyze the following words into their immediate and ultimate constituents: guardsman, foxhunting, fresh-faced, gall-stone, cross-legged, brainless, un-office-like, blue-striped...

Apostrophe?

Apostrophe ( ' ) The apostrophe is used when leaving out a letter or number in a contraction, e.g. can't, wouldn't. The apostrophe is used for omitted letters, e.g. rock...

Grammar Rules

Would I be right to say the words in bold makes that part of the sentence an independent clause and not infinitive, surbodinating or cordinating? We were proud that you conceded...

Who/Whom

It may be a silly question as I've read several posts in the forum about this topic but they just confuse me even further. Am I supposed to use whom in the following sentence...
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