John Algeo, "British or American English?: A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns"
2006 | ISBN: 0521371376 | 360 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Speakers of British and American English display some striking differences in their use of grammar. In this detailed survey, John Algeo considers questions such as: "Who lives on a street, and who lives in a street? Who takes a bath, and who has a bath? "Who says Neither do I, and who says Nor do I? |After 'thank you', who says Not at all and who says You're welcome? Whose team are on the ball, and whose team isn't? Containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, collected over the past twenty years, this is a clear and highly organized guide to the differences - and the similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers.