Advanced Written English by Robin Macpherson

By Robin Macpherson

“Advanced Written English” makes a speciality of refined buildings attribute of English at a excessive idiomatic point, which reason recurrent difficulties for the complex novices of English. The ebook is especially urged to academics, translators, writers and reporters, in addition to scholars of philology, teacher-training faculties and people getting ready for the certificates in complicated English and talent tests.

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The conclusion is inescapable: there ought to be formed organisations devoted to the needs of such social groups. 5. There have been found no written accounts of this event in the records of other civilisations. 6. Every year there are murdered innocent people, their only crime being an 6. life. inappropriate appearance or unacceptable views on life. 7. Fortunately, there are being invented more and more ways of dealing with such problems. problems. 4. On the western edge of the Nile delta there is the city of Alexandria.

It is an especially alarming alarming thing is that etc. etc. The most alarming fol­ Here are some other examples of such incorrect phrases (all typically fol¬ lowed by commas): *What is astonishing, *What is curious, 86 Complete the following following sentences using the words in block capitals: 1. IRONIC the Party was abolished by the man whom it had once expelled in 1. disgrace. 2. The defendant stands accused of the aforementioned charges. STRIKING he does not consider his actions to be at all criminal.

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