Basic English Grammar

ISBN-10: 0133683176

ISBN-13: 9780133683172

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Betty Schrampfer Azar

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Basic English Grammar is a developmental skills text for students of English as a second or foreign language. Serving as both a reference and a workbook, it introduces students to the form, meaning, and usage of basic structures in English. It provides ample practice through extensive and varied written and oral exercises. This second edition range of contents provides a solid core of basic English grammar for lower-level or beginning students. It includes numerous new exercises with, at the end of each chapter, cumulative review exercises that include additional communicative and interactive student-centered tasks.
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Book details

List price: $34.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Using Be and Have
Noun + is + Noun: Singular
Noun + are + Noun: Plural
Pronoun + be + Noun
Contractions with be
Negative with be
Be + Adjective
Be + a Location
Summary: Sentence Patterns with be
Yes/No Questions with be
Questions with be: Using where
Using have and has
Using my, your, his, her, our, their
Using this and that
Using these and those
Asking Questions with what and who + be
Expressing Present Time (Part 1)
Form and Basic Meaning of the Simple Present Tense
Using Frequency Adverbs: always, usually, often, sometimes, seldom, rarely, never
Using Frequency Adverbs with be
Pronunciation of Final -s: /z/ and /s/
Spelling and Pronunciation of Final -es
Adding Final -s/-es to Words that End in -y
Irregular Singular Verbs: has, does, goes
Summary: Spelling and Pronunciation of -s and -es
The Simple Present: Negative
The Simple Present: Yes/No Questions
The Simple Present: Asking information Questions with Where
The Simple Present: Asking information Questions with when and what time
Summary: information Questions with be and do
Using it to Talk about Time
Prepositions of Time
Using it to Talk about the Weather
Expressing Present Time (Part 2)
be + -ing: The Present Progressive Tense
Spelling of -ing
The Present Progressive: Questions
The Simple Present vs. the Present Progressive
Nonaction Verbs not used in the Present Progressive
See, look at, watch, hear, and listen to
Need and want + a Noun or an Infinitive
Would like
Would like vs. like
Think about and think that
There + be
There + be: Yes/No Questions
There + be: Asking Questions with how many
Prepositions of Location
Nouns and Pronouns
Nouns: Subjects and objects
Adjective + Noun
Subject Pronouns and object Pronouns
Nouns: Singular and Plural
Nouns: Irregular Plural Forms
Nouns: Count and Noncount
Using an vs. a
Using a / an vs. some
Measurements with Noncount Nouns
Using the
Using ø (No Article) to Make Generalizations
Using some and any
Indefinite Pronouns: something, someone, anything, anyone
Indefinite Pronouns: nothing and no one
Expressing Past Time
Using be: Past Time
Past of be: Negative
Past of be: Questions
The Simple Past Tense: Using -ed
Past Time Words: yesterday, last, and ago
Pronunciation of -ed: /t/, /d/, and /Yd/
Spelling of -ed: Verbs
Spelling of -ed: and ing: Two-Syllable Verbs
The Simple Past: Irregular Verbs
The Simple Past: Negative
The Simple Past: Yes/No Questions
More Irregular Verbs
The Simple Past: Using where, when, what time, and why
Questions with what
Questions with who
Asking about the Meaning of a Word
More Irregular Verbs
Before and after in Time Clauses
When in Time Clauses
The English Alphabet
Days of the Week and Months of the Year
Ways of Saying the Time
Irregular Verbs
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