Keep an eye in English
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02 octubre 2019 2

Autora: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Compared to other languages, English may seem simple, but that is probably because most people don’t realize it is full of crazy inventions, misinterpretations, mistakes, strange words, and needless words!

Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about the English language:

 

ü  Let me start with this: English is not the official language of the United States. The country, in fact, does not have an official language

ü  “Go!” is the shortest grammatically correct sentence in English.

ü  “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

ü  English has more words than most languages. There are about one million words in the English language.

ü  The most common adjective used in English is ‘good’.

ü  The most commonly used noun is ‘time’.

ü  Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".

ü  A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram". The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." This sentence is often used to test typewriters or keyboards.

ü  The longest English word without a true vowel (a, e, i, o or u) is "rhythm".

ü  There is Only One Word in English With 5 Vowels in a Row. This is “queuing”!