We speak English here.
Fred said as coffee and English muffins were served.
There were thousands of English soldiers in Boston.
These nations will play a substantial role in shaping this new English, as they bring grammatical structure, idioms, and nuanced words from their native tongue.
Shakespeare was undoubtedly the greatest master the English language has ever known and, quite probably, will ever know.
More people are learning English in China than there are people who speak it in the United States.
I read an English caper about that happening one time.
The Deans met Maria's betrothed, Emilio, who spoke halting English and was as polite as his fiancée.
They spoke in broken English, but they appeared to understand what she wanted.
"You could see if the library has a Mayan-English dictionary," Cynthia offered with a twinkle in her eye as she led Maria to the dining room, holding her hand.
Her English vocabulary was growing a word at a time—mostly terms like dust, vacuum, linens, dishes and other domestic terminologies.
Although this "much-abused prelate," as Lecky calls him, was a firm supporter of the English government in Ireland, he was far from being a man of tyrannical or intolerant disposition.
"The English! the English!" said the young men.
The condition of the operatives is becoming every day more like that of the English; and it cannot be wondered at, since, as far as I have heard or observed, the principal object is, not that mankind may be well and honestly clad, but, unquestionably, that corporations may be enriched.
It was nice to hear English spoken without a Spanish accent.
There is in this town, with a very few exceptions, no taste for the best or for very good books even in English literature, whose words all can read and spell.
"Capital!" said Prince Hippolyte in English, and began slapping his knee with the palm of his hand.
"English?" she asked hopefully.
The two German women sharing her room ceased talking when she entered and looked her over before one said in halting English, "You're American."
The English will come off badly, you know, if Napoleon gets across the Channel.
Everyone in the future will learn English because it will be the language of the Internet and thus the language of the world and commerce.
But English seems to have taken hold, thanks to the Internet.
American English is taught in schools and American slang is practiced in bars everywhere.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
After the Emperor had left Moscow, life flowed on there in its usual course, and its course was so very usual that it was difficult to remember the recent days of patriotic elation and ardor, hard to believe that Russia was really in danger and that the members of the English Club were also sons of the Fatherland ready to sacrifice everything for it.
For once, she hadn't corrected his English, only nodded once more and held out her arm for the bracelet.
Jen, the valedictorian of her class, was to attend Ryder College in New Jersey and major in English Literature.
The cock, in his plumage of yellowish-green and yellow is one of the most finely coloured of common English birds, but he is rather heavily built, and his song is hardly commended.
The forests are under an English official.
He was the last English king who reigned in Northumbria.
HENRY CHICHELEY (1364-1443), English archbishop, founder of All Souls College, Oxford, was born at Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, in 1363 or 1364.
In a top fermentation - typical of English breweries - the yeast rises, in a bottom fermentation, as the phrase implies, it settles in the vessel.
Hutton took charge of the literary side of the paper, and by degrees his own articles became and remained up to the last one of the best-known features of serious and thoughtful English journalism.
Gneist, Englische Verfassungsgeschichte, English translation by P. A.
From the free out-door life at Nohant she passed at thirteen to the convent of the English Augustinians at Paris, where for the first two years she never went outside the walls.
In 1664 he was chosen one of the directors of the imperial army raised to fight the Turk; and after the peace which followed the Christian victory at St Gotthard in August 1664, he aided the English king Charles II.
After a short stay first at Alen90n and then in Bourges, he passed over to England, where he found refuge in London with Ugo Foscolo, and made a few English friends.
Bonaparte and Professor Schlegel (1850), though it excludes many birds which an English writer would call "grosbeaks."
The best English account will be found in H.
The marriage of this youth to James IV.'s widow on the 6th of August 1514 did much to identify the Douglases with the English party in Scotland, as against the French party led by Albany, and incidentally to determine the political career of his uncle Gavin.
Douglas's longest, last, and in some respects most important work is his translation of the Aeneid, the first version of a great classic poet in any English dialect.
Gammer Gurton's Needle is the second extant English comedy, properly so called.
Such was the way in which the first true English poem was written.
It will be English, although not really the English we speak today.
To be successful in the world, for a while both English and one's native tongue will be requirements.
And if everyone you know speaks English and it is the language of the world, commerce, the Internet, and success, what will be the primary language you teach your children?
Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
More people speak some English than any other language.
In Montana, where 10 percent of residents spoke German and another 10 percent were of German descent, ministers weren't allowed to preach in German to congregants who understood no English, and one town publicly burned German textbooks, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.
His plays run in every major city in the English-speaking world, and Hollywood makes movies of them—good movies!
It was called "Ivy Green" because the house and the surrounding trees and fences were covered with beautiful English ivy.
My studies for the first year were English history, English literature, German, Latin, arithmetic, Latin composition and occasional themes.
Mr. Gilman instructed me part of the year in English literature.
The subjects I offered were Elementary and Advanced German, French, Latin, English, and Greek and Roman history, making nine hours in all.
In the finals, no one read my work over to me, and in the preliminaries I offered subjects with some of which I was in a measure familiar before my work in the Cambridge school; for at the beginning of the year I had passed examinations in English, History, French and German, which Mr. Gilman gave me from previous Harvard papers.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
My studies the first year were French, German, history, English composition and English literature.
Last year, my second year at Radcliffe, I studied English composition, the Bible as English composition, the governments of America and Europe, the Odes of Horace, and Latin comedy.
I read La Fontaine's "Fables" first in an English translation, and enjoyed them only after a half-hearted fashion.
Great poetry, whether written in Greek or in English, needs no other interpreter than a responsive heart.
A few days ago I received a little box of English violets from Lady Meath.
I have read that the English and Americans are cousins; but I am sure it would be much truer to say that we are brothers and sisters.
I am eager to cross the ocean, for I want to see my English friends and their good and wise queen.
I can hardly wait patiently for the time to come when I shall see my dear English friends, and their beautiful island home.
The subjects I offered were elementary and advanced German, French, Latin, English, and Greek and Roman History.
Of course you have read about the "Gordon Memorial College," which the English people are to erect at Khartoum.
You are studying English history, aren't you.
Among them are "Henry Esmond," "Bacon's Essays" and extracts from "English Literature."
The courses at Radcliffe are elective, only certain courses in English are prescribed.
I passed off my English and advanced French before I entered college, and I choose the courses I like best.
TO MR. WILLIAM WADE Cambridge, February 2, 1901. ...By the way, have you any specimens of English braille especially printed for those who have lost their sight late in life or have fingers hardened by long toil, so that their touch is less sensitive than that of other blind people?
She seems to be more nervous than she really is, because she expresses more with her hands than do most English-speaking people.
Green's "Short History of the English People" is in six large volumes.
The most convenient print for the blind is braille, which has several variations, too many, indeed--English, American, New York Point.
Most educated blind people know several, but it would save trouble if, as Miss Keller suggests, English braille were universally adopted.
Of course, in the beginning it was necessary that the things described should be familiar and interesting, and the English pure and simple.
I am convinced that Helen's use of English is due largely to her familiarity with books.
Another friend, who is as familiar with French as with English, finds her French much more intelligible than her English.
The only way is to hear it, especially in a language like English which is so full of unspellable, suppressed vowels and quasi-vowels.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
A child of the muses cannot write fine English unless fine English has been its nourishment.
If Miss Sullivan wrote fine English, the beauty of Helen Keller's style would, in part, be explicable at once.
Her service as a teacher of English is not to be measured by her own skill in composition.
There is, moreover, a reason why Helen Keller writes good English, which lies in the very absence of sight and hearing.
The way to write good English is to read it and hear it.
Thus it is that any child may be taught to use correct English by not being allowed to read or hear any other kind.
The style of the Bible is everywhere in Miss Keller's work, just as it is in the style of most great English writers.
This is about as much as the college-bred generally do or aspire to do, and they take an English paper for the purpose.
One who has just come from reading perhaps one of the best English books will find how many with whom he can converse about it?
Sometimes I saw him at his work in the woods, felling trees, and he would greet me with a laugh of inexpressible satisfaction, and a salutation in Canadian French, though he spoke English as well.
The crop of English hay is carefully weighed, the moisture calculated, the silicates and the potash; but in all dells and pond-holes in the woods and pastures and swamps grows a rich and various crop only unreaped by man.
If the name was not derived from that of some English locality--Saffron Walden, for instance--one might suppose that it was called originally Walled-in Pond.
Grow wild according to thy nature, like these sedges and brakes, which will never become English bay.
Almost every New England boy among my contemporaries shouldered a fowling-piece between the ages of ten and fourteen; and his hunting and fishing grounds were not limited, like the preserves of an English nobleman, but were more boundless even than those of a savage.
At length, in the war of 1812, her dwelling was set on fire by English soldiers, prisoners on parole, when she was away, and her cat and dog and hens were all burned up together.
He explained how an army, ninety thousand strong, was to threaten Prussia so as to bring her out of her neutrality and draw her into the war; how part of that army was to join some Swedish forces at Stralsund; how two hundred and twenty thousand Austrians, with a hundred thousand Russians, were to operate in Italy and on the Rhine; how fifty thousand Russians and as many English were to land at Naples, and how a total force of five hundred thousand men was to attack the French from different sides.
The races, the English Club, sprees with Denisov, and visits to a certain house--that was another matter and quite the thing for a dashing young hussar!
At the beginning of March, old Count Ilya Rostov was very busy arranging a dinner in honor of Prince Bagration at the English Club.
Next day, the third of March, soon after one o'clock, two hundred and fifty members of the English Club and fifty guests were awaiting the guest of honor and hero of the Austrian campaign, Prince Bagration, to dinner.
On that third of March, all the rooms in the English Club were filled with a hum of conversation, like the hum of bees swarming in springtime.
The grandee's well-known mansion on the English Quay glittered with innumerable lights.
The men remained at table over their port--English fashion.
But instead of all that--here he was, the wealthy husband of an unfaithful wife, a retired gentleman-in-waiting, fond of eating and drinking and, as he unbuttoned his waistcoat, of abusing the government a bit, a member of the Moscow English Club, and a universal favorite in Moscow society.
Grass had already begun to grow on the garden paths, and horses and calves were straying in the English park.
And the memory of the dinner at the English Club when he had challenged Dolokhov flashed through Pierre's mind, and then he remembered his benefactor at Torzhok.
It was taking place at the English Club and someone near and dear to him sat at the end of the table.
It pulls out and has a secret English drawer, you know!
Nicholas was a plain farmer: he did not like innovations, especially the English ones then coming into vogue.
"Is it Old French or English?" another asked.
Edith is, as them English novels say, 'in seclusion'—probably plotting how to wrap up Donald and take him home.
He was born in Ireland in the eighteenth century.
Speaking in English, he displayed an eloquence and command of the language scarcely excelled by the greatest orators in their own tongue.
The cruciform church of St Mary, with a central tower and short spire, is in great part Early English, with Perpendicular additions; but considerable traces of a Norman building were revealed during a modern restoration.
SAMUEL BAMFORD (1788-1872), English labour politician, was born at Miston, near Middleton, Lancashire, on the 28th of February 5788.
She was a considerable linguist and knew English, Italian and some Latin, though she never tackled Greek.
Leo at once formed a new league with the emperor and the king of Spain, and to ensure English support made Wolsey a cardinal.
Further discussion of the question of Douglas's alleged Humanism will be found in Courthope's History of English Poetry, i.
In using the phrase, "Necessitous men are not free men," Roosevelt was actually quoting from a decision in a well-known 1762 English legal case.
And the fete at the English ambassador's?