English Grammar

English Grammar

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Robert M. Vago Evelyn P. Altenberg
Cambridge University Press, 5/27/2010
EAN 9780521518321, ISBN10: 0521518326

Hardcover, 286 pages, 25.4 x 17.9 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

Looking for an easy-to-use guide to English grammar? This handy introduction covers all the basics of the subject, using a simple and straightforward style. Students will find the book's step-by-step approach easy to follow and be encouraged by its non-technical language. Requiring no prior knowledge of English grammar, the information is presented in small steps, with objective techniques to help readers apply concepts. With clear explanations and well chosen examples, the book gives students the tools to understand the mysteries of English grammar as well as the perfect foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics.

How to use this book
Part I. Kinds of Words
Unit I. Nouns
Unit 2. Verbs
Unit 3. Determiners
Unit 4. Adjectives
Unit 5. Prepositions
Unit 6. Conjunctions
Unit 7. Pronouns
Unit 8. Adverbs
Part II. Kinds of Phrases
Unit 9. Noun phrases
Unit 10. Prepositional phrases
Unit 11. Verb phrases
Unit 12. Auxiliary phrases
Unit 13. Subjects and objects
Unit 14. Compound phrases
Part III. Getting Started with Sentences
Unit 15. The functions of sentences
Unit 16. Combining sentences
Unit 17. Related sentences.

'... an excellent self-study and reference guide for readers with little or no specialised knowledge of linguistics, but an interest in basic issues of the structure of English. It is specifically designed for readers who suffer from 'grammatophobia', (a fear of grammar), and offers accessible and sound information while keeping the technical jargon to a minimum.' Monika S. Schmid, University of Groningen