, when, why, how ) appear in a fronted position. Zwei Asialuder von ihm gefickt. An introduction to English grammar (Second.). There are more people who have learned it as a second language than there are native speakers. Regular plural formation: Singular: cat, dog Plural: cats, dogs Irregular plural formation: Singular: man, woman, foot, fish, ox, knife, mouse Plural: men, women, feet, fish, oxen, knives, mice Possession can be expressed either by the possessive enclitic - s (also. These four vowels are only distinguished in RP, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. International Phonetic Association (1999). The Routledge handbook of world Englishes. Du brauchst mich nicht mit den Augen auszuziehen, denn du-kannst es heute noch in Wirklichkeit tun. The distinctions between English as a first language, as a second language, and as a foreign language are often debatable and may change in particular countries over time. Adjectives Adjectives modify a noun by providing additional information about their referents. Digraphs used to represent phonemes and phoneme sequences include ch for /t sh for th for / or ng for qu for /kw and ph for /f/ in Greek-derived words. 90 But English is not a divided language, despite a long-standing joke originally attributed to George Bernard Shaw that the United Kingdom and the United States are "two countries separated by a common language". Department for Communities and Local Government (United Kingdom) (27 February 2007). Varieties of English around the World.