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Modern English

n.
English since about 1500.

Modern English

n
(Languages) the English language since about 1450, esp any of the standard forms developed from the S East Midland dialect of Middle English. See also English, Middle English, Old English

Mod′ern Eng′lish


n.
the English language since c1475. Also called New English.
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English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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Sir Patrick, who had stood apart (while the question of Ratcatcher's relapse was under discussion) sardonically studying the manners and customs of modern English youth, now came forward, and took his part in the proceedings.
Modern English polite society, my native sphere, seems to me as corrupt as consciousness of culture and absence of honesty can make it.
Across the table the body of the man in the brown dressing-gown lay amid his burst and gaping brown-paper parcels; out of which poured and rolled, not Roman, but very modern English coins.
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Still, as in a Loeb Classical Library volume, the juxtaposition of original text and modern English translation in the present edition can help a beginner quickly establish initial contact with the original.
Madonna's "Lucky Star" and "I Melt With You" by Modern English are two of the songs featured in Glee 5x19.
The topics include Marian verse as politically oppositional poetry in Elizabethan England, performance and Parshanut: The Historie of Jacob and Esau, biblical and rabbinic intertextuality in George Herbert's "The Collar" and "The Pearl," some literary and historiographical challenges in reading funeral sermons for early modern English women, and the language of tragic community in King Lear.
I recommend the now titled The New Fowler's Modern English Usage (first published in 1926, and now in its third edition) as an excellent and acknowledged guide to the standard English of today.
org) The CBT was formed in 1965 to create a modern English Bible translation from the oldest and best-attested biblical manuscripts.
More particularly, John Gillies's 1994 Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference and Garrett Sullivan's 1998 The Drama of Landscape have, among others, been instrumental in positioning early modern English drama within the ways in which the new cartography enabled the imagining of space.
The third updated edition of GARNER'S MODERN AMERICAN USAGE offers a new feature: a "Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls into a range from non-acceptability to acceptability.
His work is a must read for anyone evaluating and criticizing modern English literature in comparison to the literature of the empire.

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