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  2. The periods of development of the English language are called Old English (or Anglo-Saxon), Middle English, and Modern English. Old English was spoken from about ad 449 to 1100. The first invasion by the Jutes, Angles, and Saxons from the area of northern Germany and southern Denmark occurred in 449.

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    Germanic tribes (Saxons, Angles, and Jutes) came to Britain from around 449 AD. They made their home in the south and east of the island, pushing out the Celtic Britons who were there before them, or making them speak the English language instead of the old Celtic languages. Some people still speak Celtic languages today, in Wales (Welsh) and elsew...

    Nouns

    There are different types of nouns in English like proper or common noun. To show if a noun is plural (to talk about more than one thing) we usually add a -s as suffix.

    Pronouns

    Pronouns are words that take the place of a noun to avoid repetition. There are different types of pronouns in English language. The most important ones are: 1. Personal pronouns 2. Demonstrative pronouns 3. Relative pronouns 4. Interrogative pronouns 5. Indefinite pronouns 6. Dummy pronouns

    Verbs

    Verbs in English show the action or the state of a sentence. Verbs can come in different shapes in a sentence based on the time or condition we are talking about. For example the verb "eat" changes to "ate" in past.

    Written English uses a range of historical spelling patterns that changed over time due to political and cultural changes. As a result, different words can use the same letters and combinations for very different sounds. For example, "-ough" was once a gutturalbut has become different in "through" (threw), "rough" (ruff), "dough" (doe) or "cough" (...

    The English Alphabet consists of 26 letters:- A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

    Nearly 60% of the vocabularyin the English language comes from Latin and its descendents, mainly French: 1. Langue d'oïl (French): 29.3% 2. Latin, including modern scientific and technical Latin and Frankish (Germanic language): 28.7% 3. Germanic languages: 24% (inherited from Old English/Anglo-Saxon, Proto-Germanic, Old Norse, etc. without includi...

  5. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the English language itself really took off with the invasion of Britain during the 5th century. Three Germanic tribes, the Jutes , Saxons and Angles were seeking new lands to conquer, and crossed over from the North Sea.

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