Understanding English Grammar

ISBN-10: 0321316835
ISBN-13: 9780321316837
Edition: 7th 2006
List price: $113.33
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Book details

List price: $113.33
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Contents?
Preface
Introduction
The Study of Grammar: An Overview
The English Grammarians
Three Definitions of Grammar
Modern Linguistics
Structural Grammar
Transformational Grammar
The Issue of Correctness
Language Variety
Language Change
Language in the Classroom
Key Terms
Further Reading
Classroom Applications
The Grammar of Basic Sentences
Sentence Patterns
Chapter Preview
Words and Phrases: An Overview
Nouns
Noun Phrases
Verbs
Verb Phrases
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
The Phrase Structure of Sentences
The Sentence Slots
The Be Patterns
The Linking Verb Patterns
The Optional Slots
The Intransitive Verb Pattern
Exceptions to the Intransitive Pattern
Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
The Transitive Verb Patterns
Transitive Phrasal Verbs
The Indirect Object Pattern
The Object Complement Patterns
Compound Structures
Exceptions to the Ten Sentence Patterns
Imperative Sentences (Commands)
Punctuation and the Sentence Patterns
Diagramming the Sentence Patterns
Notes on the Diagrams
The Main Line
The Noun Phrase
The Verb Phrase
The Prepositional Phrase
Compound Structures
Punctuation
Key Terms
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Expanding the Main Verb
Chapter Preview
The Five Verb Forms
Auxiliary Verb Combinations
The Modal Auxiliaries
The Subjunctive Mood
Tense and Aspect
Using the Verb Forms
Exceptions to the Rule
The Stand-In Auxiliary Do
The Passive Voice
Changing Active Voice to Passive
Recognizing Passive Voice
The Passive Get
The Transitive Passive Relationship
Changing Passive Voice to Active
Diagramming the Passive
The Verb System of African American Vernacular English
Key Terms
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Transforming the Basic Patterns
Chapter Preview
Interrogative Sentences
Do Support
Emphatic Sentences
Imperative Sentences
Exclamatory Sentences
Other Sentence Transformations
The There Transformation
The Cleft Sentence
Key Terms
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Expanding the Sentence
Form and Function
Modifiers of the Verb: Adverbials
Chapter Preview
Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
Nouns and Noun Phrases
Verb Phrases
Dangling Infinitives
Clauses
Punctuation of Adverbials
Key Terms
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Modifiers of the Noun: Adjectivals
Chapter Preview
The Determiner
Adjectives and Nouns
Prepositional Phrases
Relative Clauses
Participial Phrases
Prenoun Participles
Passive Participles
The Participle as Object Complement
Movable Participles
Dangling Participles
Partici

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