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Page 1. Michael Swan. Practical. English. Usage. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT'S EDITION. Oxford. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 1. MICHAEL SWAN. Third Edition. NEW. Fuly Revised Practical. English. Usage. Easier, faster reference. OXFORD. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Oxford - Michael Swan - Practical English Usage - Ebook download as PDF File ( .pdf) or read book online.

I went; she wants; they have arrived. See also plural. The standard language is the one normally used for writing. I'm not is standard English; I ain't is non-standard, or sub-standard. I'm cold; Philip stayed out all night.

In the sentence 'Where's the' new'secretary? It often says in an active sentence who or what does the action that the verb refers to. Helen broke another glass today; Oil floats on water. She's an idiot, that girl. If I were you,. I thought that you understood; What I need is a drink; I'll follow you wherever you go. See also clause, main clause.


I ain't ready; She don't agree; He already done it. She doesn't care, does she? See also question tag, reinforcement tag, subject tag. See also intransitive. Most verbs refer to actions or states. See also auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary verb. The following list contains all the letters of the phonetic alphabet used in this book, with examples of the words in which the sounds that they refer to are found. Cars wanted for cash.

Contact Evans, 6 Latton Square. Phone weekends. Job needed urgently.

Will do anything legal. Call Pour mixture into large saucepan, heat until boiling, then add three pounds sugar and leave on low heat for 45 minutes.

Can be assembled in ten minutes. Easy to clean. Simple controls. Batteries not included. Gone to hairdresser. Back Dear Gran Watching tennis on TV. A good book. Three meals a day. No washing-up. Clean sheets every day. Everything done for me. Yes, you've guessed - in hospital!! Only went to doctor for cold - landed up in hospital with pneumonia!! If you have time please tell the others - would love some letters to cheer me up. Hope to see you. Love, Pam 3 commentaries Commentaries on fast-moving events like football matches also have their own grammar.

Less important verbs are often left out. Goal kick. And the score still Spurs 3, Arsenal 1. Pearce to Coates. Sawyer running wide. Billings takes it, through to Matthews, Matthews with a cross, oh, and Billings in beautifully, a good chance there - and it's a goal! Articles are often left out, especially in the names of buildings and institutions. For details, see Full stops US 'periods' are normal in American English. Mr US Mr.

This often happens with the names of organisations. Others are pronounced like words e. This often has the same meaning as can. There is a negative form unable. I am unable to I can't understand what she wants.

Can is preferred in the sense of 'know how to', and in expressions like can see, can hear etc see Can you knit? More natural than Are you able to knit? I can see a ship. More natural than I am able to see a ship. Be able is used in cases e. One day scientists will be able to find a cure for cancer. What have you been able to find out? N 0 T tat-have you-could.

I might be able to help you. N 0 T 4-might-cam. Able is not usually followed by passive infinitives. For other differences between could and was able, see For other uses of able, see a good dictionary. On suggests that a book, lecture, talk etc is serious or academic, suitable for specialists. For some other uses of about, see 5, For some other uses of on, see Don't go out now - we're about to have lunch. I was about to go to bed when the telephone rang.

In informal American English, not about to can mean 'unwilling to'.

I'm not about to pay dollars for that dress. We've got a little house above the lake. There is cloud over the South of England. He put on a coat over his pyjamas. We use over or across see 9 when one thing crosses another. The temperature is three degrees above zero.

The summit of Everest is about metres above sea level. She's well above average in intelligence. You have to be over 18 to see this film. The police said she was driving at over mph.

There were over , people at the festival. The difference between below and under is similar. See For other meanings of over, see a good dictionary. I agreed to meet them here. More normal than I accepted. Note that after is not used in this sense. According to Harry, it's a good film.

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N o T After Harry Compare: - According to Joan, the people across the road are moving. According to the timetable, the train gets in at 8. N o T According-to-me,. For other uses of according to , see a good dictionary. Why are you climbing over the wall? He walked right across the desert. Let's swim across the river. But over is sometimes used in British English if there is no idea of arriving at the other side. We often walk over the fields in the evening. You cannot say Let's swim over the river to the church, but you can say Let's swim over to the church.

Through, unlike across, is used for a movement in a threedimensional space, with things on all sides. Compare: - We walked across the ice.

We were on the ice. I walked through the wood. I was in the wood. We drove through several towns.

For over and above, see 6. For other uses of these words, see a good dictionary. Shall is rare in American English see For more information about the forms and their uses, see the entry for each one. For question forms, see For negatives, see For progressive forms, see For verbs that are not used in progressive forms, see For perfect forms, see For 'conditional' forms, see and For irregular verbs, see For auxiliary verbs, see For verb forms constructed with modal auxiliary verbs, see and the entry for each modal auxiliary.

For passive verb forms, see They can be used to correct mistakes or misunderstandings. The book says she died aged 47, but her actual age was Hello, John. Nice to see you. Easy to use and easy to find whatever you want.

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It starts from reading the original quote pour encourager is like. Like abandoned houses explanations as common problems and even? See also singular. More normal than I accepted. It's important that everybody should feel comfortable. I want to go home; It's easy to sing; I've got a plan to start a business; To err is human, to forgive divine.

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