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History Of English, The Great Shift Of...

Learning to learn from Ngram Viewer I couldn't help noticing a pretty obvious change of paradigm in some aspects of the language that seems to have taken place around the middle...

Different Ways Of Phonetic Transcription...

Most high quality dictionaries, including allmost all pronunciation dictionaries and works intended for professional linguists, use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This...

Copy Or Copies?

Which of the following is correct if I want to say I'm sending one copy of the letter and one copy of my driving licence: 1. I enclose a copy of the letter dated 3rd May 2005...

Have To?

Why is verb "have" a main one in have to constructions expressing obligation? Is it because it can be conjugated or because it has a lexical meaning?

Morphological Difference

where is the difference in the morphological structure between tigers and speakers?

Questionnaire For Native English Speakers

Hello, I'm doing my Bachelor's at Helsinki University in Finland, and I need some native English speakers of any nationality or age to answer a very short 10-question questionnaire...

Call For Paper For Publication Of REGISTER...

Dear Colleagues , We inform all of you that some articles have been published at REGISTER Journal, Language & Language Teaching Journals, a Journal of State Institute for Islamic...

Native English Speaker's Judgements

Dear native speakers I'm a student writing thesis in Linguistics who needs native speakers' feedback on sentences on this on-line suvey: [link] /nsj_79 I would be grateful...

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Concerning A Vocab?

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, chance-medley has two definitions. 1 : accidental homicide not entirely without fault of the killer but without evil intent / 2. :...

Bit Or Bitten...?

Joseph was (bit, bitten) by a large animal. what is the correct word to use and why?

Grammar

Which is grammatically correct and why: Each of you were asked to do this. OR Each of you was asked to do this. ...

Please, Take A Short Survey!

Dear native English speakers, I'm working on my thesis and desperately need your help. Please, take a short survey (several minutes). Thank you so much. Here's the link (no spam...

Correct Usage Of First-Come, First-Served...

Is the following sentence correct related to hyphens and using "served" rather than "serve"? "All sponsors will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis." Thank you....

In The Word 'Lamrindum', Which?

In the word 'lamrindum', which is an Old English word as I'm currently doing a translation of an Anglo-Saxon poem, does the stress fall on the 'lam' or the 'rin'? Many thanks...

At Anytime/Anytime?

Is it "Call me at anytime" OR "Call me anytime" In colloquial, we normally use "Call me anytime." But, I think gramatically "at anytime" is right. Am I right?

Native-Speaker Intuition.

Do you agree with this statement? "Native-speaker intuitions are not always dependable. Being a native speaker does not automatically give us a conscious, clear and comprehensive...

Development Of Participle Phrases And...

Which came into existence first in the development of English language, participle phrases or relative clauses? Is it OK to assume that relative clauses came first, and participle...

The Study Of A Language Can Be Divided...

The study of a language can be divided into: 1: Grammar 2: Linguistics Grammar is more concerned how a language is used in communication, while linuistics addresses the workings...

MA Thesis Slang And Colloquial Speech...

Hello! I'm writing my MA thesis (right now the very beginning of the theoretical part) about translation of slang and colloquialisms in films from English into my native language...

Hypercorrection?

Hi What is hypercorrection in linguistics? Goodwishes

Was Playing/Had Been Playing?

Hello! I am a university student of Applied Linguistics. My questions concerns the difference in usage of Past Progressive and Past Perfect Progressive. ''But if she was playing...

I've Got / I've Gotten?

Hello, The topic is the question. What's correct? e.g. "I've got to do something" or "I've gotten to do something"? According to my (computerized) dictionary, the past...

Incorrect Comma Usage Or Style Concern...

I was on a website and could not determine if its usage of conjunctions was correct: Click here for the website. The website has this to say about using and as a conjunction...

Sth And Sb - What Do These Dictionary...

From another post: found these in Oxford Dict. set sth<=>off; take sth <=>on; put sth <=> down, give sth <=> away The double-direction arrows indicate the...
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