Advanced Grammar Book

ISBN-10: 0838447155
ISBN-13: 9780838447154
Edition: 2nd 1998
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 9/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
American Culture
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Count Nouns
Noncount Nouns
Mass Nouns
Abstract Nouns
Nouns that are Both Count and Noncount
Grammatical Patterns
Count and Noncount Expressions of Quantity
(A) Few/ (A) Little
Special Problems
Focus on Writing: Possessive Nouns
Composition Topics
A Quick Review
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Overview of the Simple Present and Simple Past Tenses
Special Problem 1: Time Words and the Simple Present
Special Problem 2: Irregular Verbs
Possible Spelling Patterns for Irregular Verbs
Future Forms
Focus on Writing: Spelling Rules
Composition Topics
Taking It Easy
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Perfect Aspect
Forms
A Comparison: Simple vs. Perfect Tenses
Uses: The Present Perfect
Time Words: Present Perfect
Grammatical Patterns
Past Perfect Tense
Time Words: Past Perfect
Future Perfect Tense
Special Problems with Simple and Perfect Tenses
Focus on Writing: Shifting Time Frames
Composition Topics
Making It! Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Simple Progressives
Forms
Uses of Simple vs. Simple Progressive: A Comparison
Perfect Progressives
Forms
Uses
Uses of Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Progressive: A Comparison
A Comparison: Future Perfect Progressive vs. Future Perfect
Time Expressions
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Verbs Not Used in the Progressive
Voluntary and Involuntary Verbs
Other Verbs Not Used in the Progressive
Special Problems with the Progressive
Focus on Writing: Using the Present Progressive for Contemporary Issues
Composition Topics
Verb Integration Exercises
Health And Fitness
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Phrases and Clauses
The Parts of a Sentence
The Subject
The Verb
Direct Objects
Complements
Sentence Types
Sentence Types According to Function
Sentence Types According to Structure
Focus on Writing
Sentence Fragments
Run-on Sentences
Special Problems
Composition Topics
Expanding Horizons
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Forms of Noun Clauses
Noun Clauses
Connecting Words
Functions of Noun Clauses
Direct Speech
Reporting Speech
Reporting Statements
Reporting Questions
Indirect Questions
Reporting Imperatives
Reporting Connected Discourse
Reporting Phrases and Exclamations
Reporting Several Statements by One Speaker
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Special Considerations in Indirect Speech
Optional Cases
Other Cases
The Subjunctive Form After Expressions of Urgency
The Subjunctive Form After Verbs of Request
Reduction of Noun Clauses
Noun Clauses in Subject Position
Special Problems with Noun Composition Topics
Making A Difference
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Adjective Clause: Form
Types of Adjective Clauses
Restrictive Clauses: Relative Words
Whose
Object of Prepositions
Relative Words of Place and Time
Special Uses of Restrictive Adjective Clauses
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
Test for Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
When to Use Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
Adjective Clauses That Modify Sentences
Nonrestrictive Clauses After Expressions of Quantity
Adjective Clause Reduction of Restrictive Clauses
Adjective Clause Reduction of Nonrestrictive Clauses
Special Problems with Adjective Clause Use
Focus on Writing: Sentence Combining
Composition Topics
Making Choices
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Adverb Clauses: Position and Punctuation
Summary Chart of Adverb Clause Use
Time Clauses
Place Clauses
Result Clauses
Such...that Constructions
So...that Constructions
Direct Contrast and Opposition Clauses
Reduction of Contrast and Cause Clauses to Prepositions
Purpose Clauses
Modal Choice with So That Constructions
Manner Clauses
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Adverb Clause Reduction: An Overview
Clause Reduction: Time
Clause Reduction: Reason
Clause Reduction: Opposition
Clause Reduction: Having + Past Participle
Clause Reduction: The Passive
Special Problems with Adverb Clause Use
Focus on Writing: Sentence Combining
Composition Topics
Health And Fitness. II
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Sentence Variety
Addition
Concession
Opposition
Cause/Effect
Comparison
Special Problems with Sentences
Focus on Writing: Parallelism
Analysis of an Authentic Text
Focus on Writing
Grammatical Patterns
Article Use: An Overview
Using A / An (The Indefinite Articles)
Using The (Definite Article)
No Article
Making Generalizations
Some Exceptions to the Article Rules
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Subject-Verb Agreement
General Principles
Some Special Cases
Collective Nouns
Special Problems with Article Usage and Subject-Verb Agreement
Focus on Writing: Definitions
Composition Topics
The Spirit Of America
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Active to Passive Transformation
Passive Voice in Different Verb Tenses
Verbs that can be Passive
Modals, Infinitives and Gerunds in the Passive Voice
Grammatical Patterns
When to use the Passive
When to use the Agent
Differences Between the Be passive and the Get passive
Special Problems with the Passive
Focus on Writing: Passive Voice
Composition Topics
Dating And Marriage
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
Modal Forms
The Functions of Modals
Expectations and Conclusion: Should/ Ought to/ Must
Suggestion/ Recommendation/ Advice
Description: Should
Present and Past Habitual Activity: Used To/ Would
The Communicative Functions of Can/ Could/ Be Able To
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Perfect Modals
Perfect Modal Forms
The Functions of Perfect Modals
Focus on Writing: Passive and Progressive After Modals
Analysis of an Authentic Text
Composition Topics
Urban Living
Preview
Grammatical Patterns
The Structure of the Conditional Sentence
The Function of Conditional Sentences
Future Conditional
Low Probability in the Future Conditional
Present Unreal Conditional
Past Unreal Conditional
Habits and Facts
Grammatical Patterns
Preview
Mixed Time References in Conditional Sentences
Wish and Hope
Wish and Hope for Present Time References
Wish and Hope for Past Time References
Wish and Hope for Future Time References
Making Inferences
Shortened Forms
Special Problems with Conditional Sentences
Focus on Writing: Expressing Ideas
Analysis of an Authentic Text
Composition Topics
Age Is A State Of Mind
Preview
Grammatical Patterns:

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