Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts
A Detailed Guide to Real-life Conversation and Small TalkPaperback - 2012
A useful guide to everyday American English to help you understand meanings and avoid difficulty in translation
In this new edition of Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts , noted lexicographer Richard A. Spears shares with you 1,900 of the most common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. Here you will discover the greetings, good-byes, and everyday small talk that Americans use daily. All entries have been selected with the special needs of you, the nonnative speaker of English, in mind!
Inside you'll find:Examples or short dialogues with each entry that illustrate how the phrase is used in everyday speaking Usage restrictions or warnings for those situations when a phrase may be inappropriate Shortened or abbreviated expressions cross-referenced to their complete forms A Phrase-Finder Index to help quick and easy reference