A Comprehensive English Grammar by C. E. Eckersley, J M Eckersley

By C. E. Eckersley, J M Eckersley

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G . @ Arm y and ::\30\1' Sto res, @M idland ~k ,@ Odcon ( me rna . . g. (Th~ I LOrse is being re placed by@ trad or. @--i I3) Before t he names of m usical ins truments used In a general ~[~~~iestJey pfays @ piano; ~lr. Priestley is leami ng@ violin. g. g . T like Shakespe are Lut it is mod ern drama t hat in teres ts me @ m% t . e t hea tre Will pare /least . and beforelsuperIatives~d as no uns, e g. This is filiP best I can do, @most he can get is a fmc of £S' . 1 ec tlves,u sed as nouns denot m a whole class.

For m,n, mbher~ of th e same family. liee rears oJdr, than rr brot her. olary IS my tldrst sister . 4 Ca",prthe,uive English G"'lIIm'" Comparis on of A dj rd it·fS E lders can , however, be used as a noun meaning ' those of an @ When two person s or things are compared the com parative is generall y used: . To choose tile lesser of two evils. The greatr r part of the work. The lotter half of the tw entieth century. She is the older and the m ore beaut Iful of the t w o sisters , BUT: She is the oldest and the m ost beautiflll of t he three sis ters.

5), many English words can belong to more than one part of speech , and the deliberate use of a word that is normally one pa rt of speech to do the work of a different part of speech is a charac teristic feature of E nglish. as nou:ns. g. iigblilldJare taugh t trades at St . Duns tan 's to tit them for work in th e world . II;11 si,'t ElIgl isli 66 GnmlJllilT Similarly. ish. the plura] noun must be used in : t1leWr. ma ns, the Italians , the Americans, the Indi ans, etc. -OCcasionally t he adO]cc6ve IS u sed as a noun and t akes the definite article and a singular verb.

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