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
Spears, Richard A.
Common American phrases in everyday contexts
a detailed guide to real-life conversation and small talk
New York :, McGraw-Hill,, c2012
ix, 309 p. ;,23 cm
Branch Call Number:
423.1 S741c 2012