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9. The characteristics of early American English were a. Its uniformity throughout the country b. Its openness to words and phrases from new sources c. Its disregard for grammatical, phonological, and syntactical rules. d. All of these 8. The author of the first English Dictionary was d. Samuel Johnson 10. Mark Twain’s contributions to the English language include b. documenting regional varieties of American English in his writing and reflecting  contemporary idioms in his works 4 According to J.R. Pole in “The Language of American Presidents” Woodrow Wilson’s speaking style is  one of a   a.  preacher 5.  U.S. Grant used what newly-popular word in his _Memoirs_? c.  Dude 6. Lerer said about _Connecticut Yankee_ b. It shows modern American English in the making The author of the Dictionary was…  a. Ben Johnson B. Alexander Gil c. William Shakespeare d. Noah Webster e. None of these According to Lerer, which poet provides the Dictionary with the “sense of poetry?” John Milton Who wrote, “I’m willing to love all mankind except an American?” Samuel Johnson  41. John Milton uses the word “lantskip” to describe Eden in Paradise Lost. What original meaning does  this word have?
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b. a term for a certain genre of painting scenery 1. What is orphoepy? a. the science of correct pronunciation   11. Which word/words borrowed from “Americanis” (Alexander Gil) made it into Johnson’s Dictionary? B, C, and D  Maiz, Barbeque, and Tobacco 12. Who changed British spelling of –our to –or in American English? b. Noah Webster 13. According to Witherspoon and Mencken the three major features of American English were b. uniformity, disregard for grammatical, syntactical, and phonological precedent, large capacity 15. Pole writes that one of American presidents was fond of “homely images (a well-dressed gentleman  has fallen into the water; a neighbor’s house is on fire),” and he “never failed to translate statistics and  economic facts into human terms…” Who was this president?
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