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Collins English Dictionary defines the number five as ‘…the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one’ and it can be represented numerically as ‘5’ and ‘V’ in roman numerals. The number five can be used in many ways for instance, in Mathematics and in everyday use to express quantity (noun). Five can also be used as an adjective, for instance in the sentence “I usually get off work at five” (616). In an Anglophone context five can be used as a phrasal word and a compounding word as well. According...

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reason why beauty has plenty of definitions will be argued. Helen Keller once said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Beauty is a kind of quality.” Also, Websters dictionary defines beauty as something that is pleasing to ones sight or mind. However, beauty encompasses so much more than that. Beauty may not be recognized at once in people that you meet, but is recognized through close relationships such as family and...

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Analysis of Middle English Texts

had three phases in our English language. We began with Old English that fell between the timeline of 450 AD to 1150AD. Following that we transitioned to Middle English which ran from 1150 AD to 1500 AD. And from there we grew accustomed to Modern English which began in 1500 AD and is still the language that we have the privilege to speak today. Although the entire history of the English language is fascinating, unfortunately this paper is mainly focused on the Middle English period. As in most cases...

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Oxford Guide to British and American Culture

I would like to talk about the culture dictionary, more specifically about the Oxford Guide to British and American Culture. The importance of such dictionaries became unquestionable when the culturological approach to the study of languages appeared. This approach means the unity of the language and culture. To acquire a language, a person should have the knowledge of  special features of communication, behavior, people’s mind, habits, values, traditions in the country which language he/she learns...

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History of English Language - Timeline

78-85AD. OLD ENGLISH 450 – Saxons – They were the most well known group of German tribes that invaded England. The other two main tribes were the Angles and the Jutes. The word England was derived from Angles (Engles). 597 – St Augustine – He wanted to convert Britain to Christianity. This changed the English language because it introduced many new religious words and concepts to English people. These words were based on examples from Latin and Greek (large influence to English language). 731...

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Effective Ways to Improve English

English is important since it is a well known language and has frequently been referred to as a world language. Comfort with English is almost a prerequisite for success in the world today. Regardless of the industry, proficiency in English is an important factor in both hiring and promotion decisions.Being a student in College, English is the major language to communicate with our lecturers, friends and strangers in college.Most of the subjects are written by English too. We must practice...

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Important of Dictionary

How to use a dictionary effectively Reasons for using a dictionary A dictionary is a very important tool for anyone who is learning a new language. With a good dictionary you can do the following: look up the meaning of an English word you see or hear find the English translation of a word in your language check the spelling of a word check the plural of a noun or past tense of a verb find out other grammatical information about a word find the synonym or antonym...

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The Origin of English Literature

English T he En glish Origins o f t he lan gu a ge FAQs: Where does English come from?!3 How much did the Romans change English? !3 Why are there so many Latin words in English?!4 What about the Norman invasion?!4 How many French words have entered English?!5 How did French influence English pronunciation?!6 What about Greek?!6 Whatʼs the difference between Old and Middle English?!7 How does a word get into the OED?!8 http://englishlanguage.eslreading.org/ http://esolebooks.com/ ...

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Importance Of English Speaking

Importance of English Speaking English is the International Language and is one of the most popular and most spoken in the technology world. We need to know English language in order to study any science subject or any computer language. We need to know English to communicate effectively too many developed countries. English is very much important in our life...it is necessary in each and every field. If we know English we never feel tongue tide in front of others. It's a widely spoken language....

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