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The world in so many words

a country-by-country tour of words that have shaped our language

by Allan A. Metcalf

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • English-speaking countries.
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- Foreign words and phrases.,
    • Languages in contact -- English-speaking countries.,
    • English language -- Foreign elements.,
    • English language -- Etymology.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAllan Metcalf.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE1582.A3 M48 1999
      The Physical Object
      FormatPaperback
      Paginationxviii, 298 p. ;
      Number of Pages298
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL39888M
      ISBN 100395959209
      LC Control Number99029849

        The word lists and the ancient Greek and Latin word elements have been carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate level and usefulness in students’ academic work. I think it is a better book for learning academic and difficult words than " Words You Need to Know."/5(3). Danny, the Champion of the World is a children's book by Roald plot centres on Danny, a young English boy with a big wagon, and his father, William, who live in a Gypsy caravan fixing cars for a living and partake in poaching was first published in in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape.

      Jesus did many other things. If they were all written in books, I don't suppose there would be room enough in the whole world for all the books. Good News Translation Now, there are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down one by one, I suppose that the whole world could not hold the books that would be written. Many, a lot, and lots can be used for referring to a large number of things or people. In ordinary spoken English many is mainly used in negative sentences and in questions. It is also used in positive sentences after ‘too’, ‘so’, or ‘as’: We didn’t sell many tickets. ♦ Were there many children in the audience? ♦ You’re trying to do too many things at once.

      There are millions and trillions of words! The fact is that no one knows. It can't even be said for certain how many words are in the English language, let alone all the languages of the world. “So many” is a relative term. If it is an engrossing book, one that I have eagerly read and dreaded reaching the end, there can’t be too many words. If the book is tedious, or poorly written so that I regret even starting it- any words at all are.


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