A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

Volume 4. Syntax (third volume)

By Otto Jespersen

© 2006 – Routledge

-14 pages

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About the Book

This book was first published in 1954.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory

2. Present tense

3. Auxiliaries of the perfect and pluperfect

4. Relations between the present and the perfect

5. Relations between the perfect and the preferit

6. The pluperfect

7. Tenses of the verbids

8. Tenses and auxiliaries in the passive

9. Imaginative use of tenses

10. Imaginative tenses continued

11. Indirect speech

12. The expanded tenses

13. Expanded tenses continued

14. Expanded tenses concluded

15. Will

16. Will. Continued

17. Shall

18. Shall. Concluded

19. Would

20. Should

21. Will, shall, would, should in indirect speech

22. Notional suvey

23. Predicatives after particles

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:
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General