An Introduction to Modern English Word Formation (English by Valerie Adams

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Teaching assistant. B. • Tuberculosis. D. • (football) Touchdown. F. • Thank God it's Friday. O. • (boxing term) Technical knock out. blues. C. • Tender loving care. R. & R. • l. Rest and relaxation • 2. Rock and roll. P. • Rest in peace. • NOTE: It is common to see these initials on tombstones. N. • Registered nurse. M. • Revolutions per minute. P. • Repondez s'il-vousplalt. • NOTE: These initials are common at the close of an invitation requesting a response of attendance. V. • Recreational vehicle.

Wud if we went to the movies? Wacha doin'? applies to any word that begins with the combination "to" and whose accent does not fall on the first syllable: today, tomorrow, tobacco, etc. pronounced: taday, tamorrow, tabacco. NOTF (2): When preceded by a word which ends with an "r" or "o" sound, to is commonly pronounced da: I dunno where da go now. Wanna may be used either before a consonant or a vowel, whereas wannu may only be used before a vowel. It would sound strange to the ear to use wannu before a consonant such as I wannu go.

Tender loving care. R. & R. • l. Rest and relaxation • 2. Rock and roll. P. • Rest in peace. • NOTE: It is common to see these initials on tombstones. N. • Registered nurse. M. • Revolutions per minute. P. • Repondez s'il-vousplalt. • NOTE: These initials are common at the close of an invitation requesting a response of attendance. V. • Recreational vehicle. T. • (high explosive) Trinitrotoluene. P. • Toilet paper. V. • Television. -uU. • University. O. • Unidentified flying object. F. • Ultra high f;·equency.

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