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2. Some words are
very resistant to
change or mutation and thus appear and sound pretty much the
after many generations. One such category concerns:
3. Regular verbs in
the past tense
take "ed" at the end. True
or False: This is
because at one time the structure of English
was quite different. The response to the question "Did you work today?"
would be "I the work did."
be is the most irregular of all English verbs having eight
being,been, am are,
is, was were, and is derived from
C. a mixture of several languages and verbs
English is evolving much faster than written English.
C. It depends
verbs were extremely rare, unlike
the present day where they are so widely used. The
came into their own
about the same time as Shakespeare. Did William Shakespeare,
master playwright and consummate
poet, refuse to use them?
A. Yes, he abhorred use of phrasal verbs deeming them too
coarse or common B.
No, he used thousands of them in his
researchers today are trying
to reverse engineer languages like English, Greek,
or Sanskrit to recreate the original Proto-Indo-European
languages have both a formal and an informal or intimate form for the
second person. This often sparks class conflicts or poses questions of
respect. English is nicer using only the informal or friendly YOU for
A. Absolutely true
B. More or less right
According to Jean-Baptiste
others the rate that a word mutates in a language
is directly proportional to how often it is used.
C. It depends
Children from the age of about 18 months until they reach their teens
learn about ______ new words each day..
A. half a dozen
B. 11 or so
Bonus question What does Eeny, meeny, miny,
Play the irregular
Dreams have but one
owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely.
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