Clear Grammar 4 Activities for Spoken and Written Communication

ISBN-10: 0472088866

ISBN-13: 9780472088867

Edition: 2003

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Clear Grammar is a four-book grammar series for students at the beginning, high-beginning, low-intermediate, and high-intermediate levels. The Clear Grammar series teaches basic grammatical concepts, provides ample speaking and writing practice in grammatical structures and at varying cognitive levels, offers opportunities for students to check their progress while studying grammatical structures, and serves as a grammar reference that is written with language and terms that beginning students can understand without teacher assistance. Lessons focus on one specific grammar point, a style that enables teachers and students to easily pick out vital information. Lessons include grammatical presentation, lists of potential errors with the corrections shown, written exercises, speaking activities, and review tests. Explanations are written in simple, concise language and are followed by example sentences that illustrate correct usage of the grammar point. Clear Grammar 1 (for beginning students) Clear Grammar 2 (for high-beginning students) Clear Grammar 3 (for low-intermediate students) Clear Grammar 4 (for high-intermediate/low-advanced students) Clear Grammar 4 includes: Past perfect tense Word forms Conditionals (if clauses and wish) Adverb clauses Noun clauses Reduction of adjective and adverb clauses Past modals Subject-verb agreement Review of prepositions Review of verb tenses
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

To the Teacher
Review of Book 3
Phrasal verbs
Past progressive tense
Past participle forms
Adverbs of manner and related terms
Prepositions after verbs and adjectives
Passive voice
Relative clauses
Infinitives and gerunds
VERB + direct or indirect object
Past Perfect Tense
Question form
Past perfect progressive tense
Negative form
Word Forms
Verb endings
Adjective endings
Adverb ending
Noun endings
Conditionals: If Clauses and Wish
The grammar of conditionals
Real conditions in the present and future
Unreal conditions in the present and future
Unreal conditions in the past
Progressive forms and mixed conditionals
Sentences with wish
Adverb Clauses
The grammar of adverb clauses
Adverb clauses of time
Adverb clauses of reason
Adverb clauses of opposition
Adverb clauses of direct contrast
Adverb clauses of condition
Adverb clauses of place
Adverb clauses of result
Adverb clauses of purpose
Adverb clauses of manner
Noun Clauses
Noun clauses: form and function
Noun clauses as embedded statements--that clauses
Noun clauses as embedded questions--wh- or yes-no clauses
Noun clauses following be + ADJECTIVE
Noun clauses as subject of the sentence
Noun clauses to stress importance or urgency (subjunctive mood)
Noun clauses in reported speech
Sequence of tenses
Reported questions and requests
Review of punctuation
Reduction of Clauses
Reduction of adjective clauses (including appositives)
More (advanced) reduction of adjective clauses
Reduction of adverb clauses
Prepositional phrases as reductions of adverb clauses
Past Modals
May have, might have
Could, be able to, could have
Would, used to, would have
Should have, ought to have
Had to, must have, had to have
Be supposed to, be going to
Subject-Verb Agreement
Singular and plural subjects and verbs
Intervening: with, along with, in addition to, as well as, including
Compound subjects + each/every
Pronouns -one, -body, any-, either, neither
Or, nor, either ... or, neither ... nor
Collective nouns
Nouns plural in form but singular in meaning
There/here and inverted word order
Who, which, that as subject
Subjects that are titles and example words
Review of Prepositions
Time and space: at, on, in
Possessive: of
Adverbs of manner: by, with
To, in order to vs. for
Adjectives + Prepositions
Adjectives/Participles + Prepositions
idioms (throughout the unit)
Review of Verb Tenses
Regular verbs vs. irregular verbs
Overview of verb tenses
Three principal parts: base, past, past participle
Simple tenses: present, past, future
Progressive tenses: present, past, future
Perfect tenses: present, past, future
Perfect progressive tenses: present, past, future
Review of Book 4
Past perfect
Word forms
Adverb clauses
Noun clauses
Reduction of adjective and adverb clauses
Past modals
Subject-verb agreement
Verb tense review
Answer Key
Index to Books 1-4
Final Test
Diagnostic Test
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