By Martin Manser
As new phrases flood into conversations, shows, electronic mail correspondence and internet sites, ever extra questions are generated as to the best way to converse and write appropriately. This totally up-to-date version of the bestselling sturdy notice advisor bargains details and recommendation on punctuation, pronunciation, spelling and grammar, and offers speedy solutions to daily language difficulties.
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Is sometimes misspelt. Note the attributive ADJECTIVES au fait . of an activity is to be involved in the area in spoken language; an oral examination is one in which the questions and answers are spoken, not written. ◆ In order to distinguish and , the variant pronunciations [ raÆl] for and [ ral] for are sometimes used. aural ow Australianisms ences between aural oral o oral There are fewer differAustralian and British 29 awake English than between American and Brit- dience to authority as opposed to individual ish English, probably because until com- freedom'; paratively recently nearly all settlers in authority' or `official': Australia were British or Irish.
Is largely restricted to American English. It is the suffix rather than : . . wrong to spell the verb with a final : . ante- or anti-? These two prefixes are ( ). sometimes confused. , from Latin, building built or used as an extension: to annex a state a room in the annexe ◆ -ate -ant -e -e He had no stimulant -ent tolerant predominant mutant ambitions to annexe the Department of Transport The Guardian annual biennial perennial , or ? An annual means `before': . g. the marigold, completes its life antecedent.
As He is not so/as clever as his sister to so . . as I would not be so careless as to leave my car unlocked as . . as as Her car is as old (as) or older than mine artiste is a . He dances as badly (as) or worse than you as . . as as Tired as he was As he finished the race as pej interest, are correct. as . . as tired as he was is pronounced [ah eeoÅ]. artefact artifact The construction is sometimes ambiguous: . , for example, may mean `she loves the child as much as her husband does' or `she loves the child as much as she loves her husband'.