L.G. Alexander wrote:Have been (generally + to or in) has the sense of 'visit a place and come back'. Have gone (followed by to and never by in) has the sense of 'be at a place or on the way to a place':
— I've been to a party/in the canteen. (= and come back)
J.C. Wells wrote:There are other changes, though, that are lexically specific: they involve just a single word that has changed its shape. Thus for example nephew, which at the beginning of the century was usually /'nevju:/, is now mostly pronounced /'nefju:/. This is not part of a general trend affecting /v/ between vowels, but something affecting just this word.
Thus in nephew the /f/ form, preferred by 79% of all respondents, proves to be the choice of a mere 51% of those respondents born before 1923, but of as many as 92% of those born since 1962. There is a clear trend line, showing that the /v/ form (which happens to be the one I prefer myself) is due to disappear entirely before very long.
Axystos wrote:Now I have another questions, which I can't solve with the help of my newly bought book: What actually is the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus? (The dictionary is english-english).
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary wrote:teacher
someone whose job is to teach in a school or college
a teacher of the highest rank in a department of a British university, or a teacher of high rank in an American university or college:
Professor Stephen Hawking
a professor of sociology
a sociology professor
noun [C] MAINLY UK
someone who teaches at a college or university:
a senior lecturer
a lecturer in psychology
Merriam Webster wrote:Main Entry: teach·er
Date: 14th century
1 : one that teaches; especially : one whose occupation is to instruct
2 : a Mormon ranking above a deacon in the Aaronic priesthood
Main Entry: pro·fes·sor
Date: 14th century
1 : one that professes, avows, or declares
2 a : a faculty member of the highest academic rank at an institution of higher education b : a teacher at a university, college, or sometimes secondary school c : one that teaches or professes special knowledge of an art, sport, or occupation requiring skill
[no entry for 'lecturer', so I had to fall back on 'lecture']
Main Entry: ¹lec·ture
Etymology: Middle English, act of reading, from Late Latin lectura, from Latin lectus, past participle of legere
Date: 15th century
1 : a discourse given before an audience or class especially for instruction
2 : a formal reproof
Main Entry: ²lecture
Inflected Form(s): lec·tured; lec·tur·ing
Date: circa 1590
intransitive senses : to deliver a lecture or a course of lectures
1 : to deliver a lecture to
2 : to reprove formally
- lec·tur·er noun
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary wrote:teach•er noun a person whose job is teaching, especially in a school: a language / history / science teacher primary school teachers There is a growing need for qualified teachers of Business English.
pro•fes•sor (also informal prof) noun (abbr. Prof.)
1 (especially BrE) (AmE full professor) a university teacher of the highest rank: Professor (Ann) Williams a chemistry professor to be appointed Professor of French at Cambridge He was made (a) professor at the age of 40.
2 (AmE) a teacher at a university or college.
1 a person who gives a lecture: She's a superb lecturer.
2 (especially in Britain) a person who teaches at a university or college: He's a lecturer in French at Oxford.
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