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DescriptionKey Benefit: The acclaimed Understanding English Grammar fosters readers' innate language expertise as they study sentence grammar. It begins with an overview of English as a world language and provides an updated list of further readings. Users appreciate the self-teaching quality that incremental exercises provide throughout the chapters, with answers at the end of the book. Respected scholars Loretta Gray and Joseph Salvatore bring their special expertise in linguistics and creative writing-as well as long experience in teaching grammar and writing-to the Tenth Edition. Key Topics: INTRODUCTION: The Study of Grammar: An Overview. THE GRAMMAR OF BASIC SENTENCES: Words and Phrases; Sentence Patterns; Expanding the Main Verb; Changing Sentence Focus. EXPANDING THE SENTENCE: Modifiers of the Verb: Adverbials; Modifiers of the Noun: Adjectivals; The Noun Phrase Functions: Nominals; Sentence Modifiers; Coordination. WORDS AND WORD CLAUSES: Morphemes; The Open Classes; The Closed Classes; Pronouns. GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS: Rhetorical Grammar; Purposeful Punctuation. Glossary of Grammatical Terms; Appendix: Sentence Diagramming; Answers to the Exercises; Index. Market: This text is a must-have for English language teachers and provides a useful reference for anyone who wants to understand English grammar fully.
Pearson Education (US)
7 September 2015
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