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Slang is a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal and more common in speech than writing. They are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.
1. ‘Musta got away - whatfd he like? - Must got away - what was he like?’
2. ‘Looky here, Joe - Look here, joe
3. ‘No sign o’ nothing’ - No sign of anything
4. ‘Back t’ the lines ye goodaam’ - Back to the lines you god-damn
5.‘What was the idee of all them cops tarryhootin’ round the house last night.’ - What was the idea of all the cops tarryhootin around the house last night (tarryhootin - loitering and making a lot of noise)
In this lesson, we find plural forms such as furniture, houses, windows, burglars, boxes, shelves, policemen. You may notice that the words have taken up different suffixes to form plurals. This is because English words have different origins.
chair - chairs
box - boxes
eskimo - eskimos
lady - ladies
radius - radii
formula - formulae
child - children
deer - deer
loaf - loaves
hero - heroes
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