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Essentials of English Grammar

By Otto Jespersen

© 2007 – Routledge

-10 pages

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About the Book

This book was first published in 1933.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory

2. Sounds

3. Evolution of the sound system

4. Evolution of the sound system - Continued

5. Evolution of the sounds system - Concluded

6. Spelling

7. Word-classes

8. The three ranks

9. Junction and nexus

10. Sentence structure

11. Relations of verb to subject and object

12. Passive

13. Predicatives

14. Case

15. Person

16. Definite pronouns

17. Indefinite pronouns

18. Pronouns of totality

19. Gender

20. Number

21. Number - concluded

22. Degree

23. Tense

24. Tense - continued

25. Will and Shall

26. Would and should

27. Mood

28. Affirmation, negation, question

29. Dependent nexus

30. Nexus-substantives

31. The Gerund

32. The infinitive

33. Clauses as primaries

34. Clauses as secondaries

35. Clauses as tertiaries

36. Retrospect

About the Series

Otto Jespersen

Collected English Writings
Otto Jespersen is one of the foremost philologists of recent times. A genius phoneticist and a revolutionary force in the teaching of languages, Jespersen's contribution to the understanding of language cannot be overrated. This set offers an unprecedented opportunity to own all of his most influential works written in English in one superb collection. It includes his much referenced 'Modern English Grammar', 'The Philosophy of Grammar', 'How to Teach a Foreign Language', as well as a tome documenting his own constructed language 'Novial Lexike.'

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General