1st Edition

English Grammar

ISBN 9780415174107
Published May 11, 1998 by Routledge
144 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

English Grammar:

* helps users to understand grammatical concepts

* encourages the reader to practise applying newly discovered concepts to everyday texts

* teaches students to analyze almost every word in any English text

* provides teachers and students with a firm grounding in a system which they can both understand and apply.

Table of Contents

1. Word-classes:  nouns and verbs  2. Noun expansions: heads, dependents and adjectives  3.Linking words: prepositions and coordinators  4.Subclassification: pronouns, determiners and other nouns  5. Verb expansions: subjects, objects, 'sharers' and adverbs 6. Verb chains: auxiliary and full verbs and finiteness  7. Fancy verb chains: to , that, not and clauses 8. Subordinate clause clues 9. Subordinate clause uses 10.Sentence and information: it, there, apposition and punctuation

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Richard Hudson is Professor of Linguistics at University College London, and Fellow of the British Academy. He is the Language Workbooks Series Editor and his publications include Word Meaning (1995) and Teaching Grammar (1992).


'I found this neat workbook challenging, often puzzling, ultimately rewarding. A fresh broom making short shrift of my cobwebs! I see English grammar now in a new way. Hudson is refreshing in his indifference to ancient taboos, of split infinitives and the like. This is a stimulating book for practical class teaching and for use by individuals. It is recommended for lending stock.' - Language & Literature