Grammar Guide Developing Language Skills for Academic Success

ISBN-10: 0472088823

ISBN-13: 9780472088829

Edition: 2003

Authors: Nancy M. Ackles

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The Grammar Guide was written for bilingual and second language English students (including Generation 1.5) who already know a lot of English but who may not have studied a lot of grammar and haven't felt confident in a grammar class. This is an advanced textbook of grammar that explains some of the more difficult but important aspects of grammar that will help students in colleges and universities succeed in their academic work. Among the grammar points taught are modals, tenses, passive voice, articles, subject-verb agreement, modifiers and comparisons, gerunds and infinitives, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, the subjunctive, conditionals, and participial phrases. The Grammar Guide also: develops writing skills, through a focus on grammar and vocabulary increases academic vocabulary using the 800+ words that most frequently appear in academic writing, the Academic Word List stresses collocations, word parts and forms.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 2/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Reference Charts
Tools for Language Learning
Parts of Speech
Verb Tenses
Present Tenses
Past Tenses
Advisability and Hindsight
Certainty and Lack of Certainty
Polite Forms
Passive Voice
Forming Passive Voice Verb Phrases
Reasons to Use Passive Voice
A/an and the
Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns
Article Use: Singular Count Nouns
Article Use: Plurals and Noncount Nouns
Generic Use of Nouns
Helpful Guidelines
Subject-Verb Agreement
Troublesome Subjects
Modifiers and Comparisons
Modifiers of Nouns
Gerunds and Infinitives
Make, Let, and Have
Parallel Structure
Using Parallel Structure
Subordination and Transition: Adverb Clauses
Ways to Connect Ideas
Troublesome Subordinating Conjunctions
Troublesome Transitional Expressions
A Few More Troublesome Expressions
Using Transitional Expressions to Organize an Essay
Adjective Clauses
Subject Adjective Clauses
Object Adjective Clauses
Preposition Adjective Clauses
Restrictive versus Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
Adjective Clauses with Whose
Other Uses of Which Clauses
Adjective Clauses with of Which or of Whom
Noun Clauses
Noun Clauses with Question Words
If Noun Clauses
That Noun Clauses
That Noun Clauses versus Noun Clauses with Question Words
It Sentences with Noun Clauses
Noun Clauses as Complements
The Formal Sequence of Tenses for Reported Speech
Subjunctive Verb Forms
Ordinary Conditionals ("Real" Conditionals)
Hypothetical Conditionals ("Unreal" Conditionals): Present/Future Time
Hypothetical Conditionals ("Unreal" Conditionals): Past Time
Hypothetical Conditionals ("Unreal" Conditionals): Mixed Time
Hidden and Implied Conditionals
Rare Forms
Subjunctive Complements
Participial Phrases
Adjectival Participial Phrases
Time Relationships in Participial Phrases
Adverbial Participial Phrases
Other Participial Phrase Forms
Reading Poetry
Reading Prose
Words from the Academic and University Word Lists
Answer Key
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