This book, first published in 1950, is a collection of what the author felt to be the minimum of English grammar relevant to efficient communication in language. The scope of this title was determined by collecting from children’s writings examples of common faults and weaknesses, and it is through these texts that certain concepts emerged as fundamental, including predication, word-order, proximity, equivalents, variety and repetition. Pattern in English will be of interest to students of English language.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Part 1: Simple Sentences; 1. Sentence and Predication 2. Two-Item Basis: Subject and Verb 3. Three-Item Basis: Direct Object 4. Three-Item Basis: Subject-Complement 5. Four-Item Basis: Indirect Object 6. Four-Item Basis: Object-Complement 7. Word-Order: Commands, Questions, Exclamations 8. Case; Part 2: Equivalents; 9. Word, Phrase and Clause 10. Verb-Equivalents 11. Noun-Equivalents 12. Adjective-Equivalents 13. Adverb-Equivalents 14. Revision; Part 3: Assembling the Items; 15. Proximity 16. Link-Words; Part 4: Multiple Sentences; 17. Compound Sentences 18. Complex Sentences: Adjective Clauses 19. Complex Sentences: Adverb Clauses 20. Complex Sentences: Noun Clauses 21. Compound-Complex Sentences 22. Revision; Part 5: Paragraph Patterns; 23. Introduction: Variety v. Repetition 24. Number of Word-Clusters 25. Kind of Word-Clusters 26. Order of Word-Clusters; Part 6: Appendices; Appendix A: Prepositions, Adverbs and Conjunctions; Appendix B: Adverbs and Adjectives; Appendix C: Prepositions; Appendix D: Tense; Appendix E: Stencil Analysis; Index
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