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Eng 1502 Assignment 01 Essay

  • Submitted by: Nelly141
  • on April 3, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 478 words

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Question One:
  (a)   -salmon, occasionally pronounced with /l/.
-covert, historically pronounced /ˈkʌvɚt/ (reflecting its link with the verb cover) is now usually /ˈkoʊvɚt/, by analogy to overt.
-alm, balm, psalm; often now pronounced with /l/
-the words Arctic, Antarctic and Antarctica were originally pronounced without the first /k/, but the spelling pronunciation has become very common. The first "c" was originally added to the spelling for etymological reasons and was then misunderstood as not being silent.
-often, pronounced with /t/
-ski, originally pronounced /ʃi

  (b) -Potato has three syllables: po-ta-to /p ´ t @ey t o w /
-Pronunciation has five syllables: pro-nun-ci-a-tion
/p r ´ n ´ n s i y @ey S ´ n /

Question Two:
  (a) Paragraph:
The earth's atmosphere, at or near sea level, consists approximately of 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen and 1 percent other gases. If it were possible to remain in this state, 100 percent clean air would result. However, many varied sources allow other gases and particulates to mix with the clean air, causing our atmosphere to become unclean or polluted.
Some of these pollutants are visible while others are invisible, with each having the capability of causing distress to the eyes, ears, throat, skin and respiratory system. Should these pollutants become concentrated in a specific area and under certain conditions, death could result due to the displacement or chemical change of the oxygen content in the air. These pollutants can also cause great damage to the environment and to the many man made objects that are exposed to the elements.
To better understand the causes of air pollution, the pollutants can be categorized into 3 separate types, natural, industrial and automotive.

Question 3:

  (i) loan shark - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
  (ii) shark- a person who preys...

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