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Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts

A Detailed Guide to Real-life Conversation and Small Talk
Spears, Richard A. (Book - 2012 )
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A useful guide to everyday American English to help you understand meanings and avoid difficulty in translation In this new edition of Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts , noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears shares with you 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. Here you will discover the greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. All entries have been selected with the special needs of you, the nonnative speaker of English, in mind! Inside you'll find: Examples or short dialogues with each entry that illustrate how the phrase is used in everyday speaking Usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate Shortened or abbreviated expressions cross-referenced to their complete forms A Phrase-Finder Index to help quick and easy reference
Authors: Spears, Richard A.
Title: Common American phrases in everyday contexts
a detailed guide to real-life conversation and small talk
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: ix, 309 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Richard A. Spears
ISBN: 0071776079
9780071776073
Branch Call Number: 423.1 S741c 2012
Subject Headings: Figures of speech Dictionaries English language Spoken English United States English language United States Terms and phrases English language United States Conversation and phrase books Americanisms Dictionaries
Topical Term: Figures of speech
English language
English language
English language
Americanisms
LCCN: 2011038156
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A guide to everyday American English: greetings, good-byes, and small talk.


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