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Schaum's Outline of English Grammar

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ISBN-10: 0071359850

ISBN-13: 9780071359856

Edition: 3rd 2000

Authors: Eugene Ehrlich

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This guide to English grammar and its standard use offers explanations of the way grammar works in the creation of phrases and sentences, in speech or writing, beginning with the simplest of elements to the more complex issues.
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List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 4/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 8.20" wide x 10.80" long x 0.33" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Eugene Ehrlich is co-editor of the "Oxford American Dictionary" & author of numerous books on language, including "You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu: An A-to-Z Guide to English Words from Around the World". A former professor of English at Columbia University, he lives in Mamaroneck, NY.

Glossary of Grammatical Termsp. ix
Principal Elements of the Sentencep. 1
Verbp. 1
Subjectp. 1
Direct Objectp. 2
Complementp. 2
Indirect Objectp. 7
Modifiersp. 8
Multiple-word Modifiersp. 9
Clausesp. 16
Phrasesp. 17
Nouns and Articlesp. 19
Nounsp. 19
Noun Functionsp. 21
Types of Nounsp. 28
Plural Forms of Nounsp. 31
Possessive Forms of Nounsp. 32
Collective Nounsp. 33
Noun Clausesp. 35
Articlesp. 36
Definite Article
Omission of the Definite Article
Indefinite Article
Choosing Between a and an
Verbs and Verbalsp. 38
Verbsp. 38
Predicatep. 39
Transitive and Intransitive Verbsp. 40
Copulative (Linking) Verbsp. 41
Auxiliary Verbsp. 42
Shall and Will
Should and Would
Moodp. 44
Uses of the Subjunctive Mood
Voicep. 48
Numberp. 48
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Compound Subjects and Their Verbs
Collective Nouns and Their Verbs
Personp. 54
Tensep. 54
Principal Parts of the Verb
Selection of Tense
Agreement of Tenses
Present Tense for Ideas True for All Time
Consistency of Verbsp. 62
Consistency of Voice
Consistency of Person
Consistency of Tense
Consistency of Mood
Verbalsp. 64
Infinitivep. 64
Infinitive Phrases
Tenses of the Infinitive
Split Infinitives
Participlep. 69
Tenses of the Participle
Gerundp. 71
Verbals Used as Modifiersp. 73
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiersp. 73
Dangling Participles
Misplaced Participles
Dangling Infinitives
Auxiliary Verbs and Infinitives in Compound Constructionsp. 75
Auxiliary Verbs
Parallel Structure and Verb Formsp. 77
Pronounsp. 79
Types of Pronounsp. 82
Personal and Impersonal Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Intensive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun Agreementp. 93
Plural and Singular Antecedents
Antecedents Joined by And, Or, or Nor
Collective Nouns
Singular Pronouns as Antecedents
Pronouns in the Subjective Casep. 97
Pronouns in the Objective Casep. 98
Pronouns as Objects of Verbals
Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions
Pronouns in the Possessive Casep. 100
Pronouns as Appositivesp. 100
Adjectivesp. 102
Types of Adjectivesp. 102
Limiting Adjectives
Predicate Adjectives
Position of Adjectivesp. 105
Comparison of Adjectivesp. 106
Adjective Phrasesp. 107
Adjective Clausesp. 107
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
That and Which with Adjective Clauses
Nouns Used as Adjectivesp. 110
Adjectives Used as Nouns
Participles as Adjectivesp. 111
Dangling Participles
Infinitives as Adjectivesp. 113
Adverbsp. 115
Recognizing Adverbsp. 116
Adverbs Ending in -ly
Recognizing Adverbs by Their Functions
Distinguishing Adverbs from Adjectivesp. 119
Comparison of Adverbsp. 120
Nouns and Phrases Used as Adverbsp. 121
Adverbial Clausesp. 122
Conjunctive Adverbsp. 124
Intensifiersp. 125
Infinitives as Adverbsp. 126
Prepositions and Conjunctionsp. 128
Prepositionsp. 128
Commonly Used Prepositions
Object of Preposition
Differentiating Prepositions from Other Parts of Speech
Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers
Conjunctionsp. 135
Answersp. 137
Indexp. 151
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