British or American English?
A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns
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? Containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, this clearly organized guide shows the differences - and similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, it provides an accessible account of contemporary English in use.