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English as She is Wrote
 

English as She is Wrote
by Anonymous

English Grammar and Usage
 

English Grammar and Usage
by Theresa McGarry

Write it Right
 

Write it Right
by Ambrose Bierce

Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases
 

Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases
by Grenville Kleiser

The Foundations of Language
 

The Foundations of Language
by Michael Drout

100 Best TED Talks
Motivational Speeches

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by Theresa McGarry
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Study of practical aspects of English syntax, semantics, and usage. Emphasis on the teaching of grammar and usage for those seeking teacher certification.

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by Grenville Kleiser
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A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English.

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by Michael Drout
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In this lecture Professor Michael Drout focuses on language as a whole and how it develops and is learned. He points out the amazing ability that children have for speaking and comprehending a language...

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by Leonard Peikoff
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Grammar is the science that studies the methods of combining words into sentences. Discover how this normally dry subject is transformed into an engrossing epistemological field of study.

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by Anonymous
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A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language.

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by James Champlin Fernald
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English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each entry gives a list of synonyms, followed by a paragraph that briefly explains or exemplifies the subtle distinctions between the listed words.

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by William Leben
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William Leben states that English has the largest vocabulary in the world, it's structurally able to borrow words from other languages, and it is most widely spoken around the world as a first and second language.

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by Ambrose Bierce
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Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives – entertaining, thought-provoking, occasionally outdated but so interesting to see how style and taste have changed. Summary by Philippa

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by Marc van Oostendorp
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Everywhere, every day, everybody uses language. There is no human society, no matter how small or how isolated, which does not employ a language that is rich and diverse.

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by Morris Schreiber
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Anachronism, chronology, synchronize: learn how these words are linguistically related on this 1959 Folkways release.

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