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English Grammar An Outline

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ISBN-10: 0521311527

ISBN-13: 9780521311526

Edition: 1988

Authors: Rodney Huddleston

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This elementary textbook provides a succinct step-by-step account of all the most important and central English construction and categories. Rodney Huddleston's earlier work,An Introduction to the Grammar of English, was praised by reviewers for its clarity, and that is a particular strength of this new textbook as well. The book draws on descriptive and theoretical advances made in modern linguistics, but any significant departures from traditional grammar are pointed out. An important feature of the book is that it explains the major grammatical categories at both a language-particular level (specifically for English) and a general level, so that it could be used as a concise reference…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/16/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preliminaries
The parts of speech: a preliminary outline
Verbs
The structure of kernel clauses
Tense, aspect and modality
Nouns and noun phrases
Adjectives, determinatives and numerals
Adverbs and prepositions
Clause type
Negation
The subordination of clauses
Thematic systems of the clause
Coordination