quinta-feira, 5 de março de 2020

Compartilhar: English Grammar - Handbook Of Good English - Facts On File (& Punctuation, Useage, Etc)

raise vs. rise Raise is a transitive verb and hence has an  object, as in He raised the cup to his lips. Rise is an intransitive  verb and hence has no object, as in He rose from his chair.  Raise is frequently misused for rise, as in He raised to one  elbow. He raised himself to one elbow is correct, since the  reflexive pronoun himself is provided as an object for raised. 

domingo, 1 de março de 2020

Compartilhar: The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

schwa (Also shwa.)
The weak central vowel /ǝ/, heard at the beginning of ago and the end of mother.
This phoneme is always unstressed. It occurs frequently in English and is sometimes called the neutral vowel, presumably because other vowel phonemes are often reduced to this sound when in unstressed position. Compare photo /'fǝʊtǝʊ/, photograph /'fǝʊtǝgrɑ:f/, and photography /fǝ'tɒgrǝfı/.
The term comes from Hebrew grammar, in which it is the name of a vowel symbol traditionally given this phonetic value.