Common American Phrases  in Everyday Contexts

Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts

A Detailed Guide to Real-life Conversation and Small Talk

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
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780071776073
Branch Call Number: 423.1 S741c 2012
Characteristics: ix, 309 p. ; 23 cm


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A guide to everyday American English: greetings, good-byes, and small talk.

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