English Grammar for Today by Geoffrey, Margaret, and Robert

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English Grammar for Today by Geoffrey, Margaret, and Robert

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Contents of English Grammar for Today eBook

  • PART A: INTRODUCnON
  • What grammar is and is not
  • Grammar and its role in language
  • ‘Good’ and ‘bad’ grammar
  • Variation in language
  • English and other languages
  • Grammar and effective communication
  • Grammar in prose style
  • Grammar in poetry
  • Conclusion
  • Exercises
  • PART B: ANALYSIS
  • Sentences and their parts
  • Prologue: parts of speech
  • The hierarchy of units
  • Grammatical notations
  • Using tests
  • Form and function
  • Summary
  • Exercises
  • Words
  • Open and closed word classes
  • The open classes
  • Closed word classes
  • Summary and conclusion
  • Exercises
  • Phrases
  • Classes of phrase
  • Main and subordinate phrases
  • Noun phrases and related phrase classes
  • The adjective phrase and the adverb phrase
  • The verb phrase
  • Summary
  • Exercises
  • Clauses
  • Elements of the clause
  • Complex senten ces
  • Finite and non-finite clauses
  • Declarative, interrogative and imperative
  • clauses
  • Active and passive clauses
  • More on clause structure
  • Clause patterns
  • The structure of non-finite clauses
  • Parsing a simple sentence
  • Summary
  • Exercises
  • Subordination and coordination
  • Subordinate clauses
  • Finite sub ordinate clauses
  • The functions of subordinate clauses
  • Non-finite subordinate clauses
  • Direct and indirect subordination
  • Skeleton analysis
  • Coordination
  • Summaryand conclusion
  • Exercises
  • Basic and derived structures
  • Constituent structure grammar
  • Basic and derived structures
  • ‘Missing’ elements
  • Split constituents
  • ‘Double analysis’
  • Back to parsing
  • Style and transformations
  • Summary and conclusion
  • Exercises
  • PART C: APPLICATIONS
  • Discourse analysis: speech and writing
  • Introductory
  • Speech and writing: which comes first?
  • Functions of writing and speech
  • The form of speech and writing
  • Analysis of spoken and written discourse
  • Conclusion
  • Exercise
  • Discourse analysis: tenor and domain
  • Introductory
  • Tenor
  • Tenor and discourse
  • Domain
  • Domain and discourse
  • Combining categories of use
  • Exercise
  • Analysis of literary discourse
  • How to analyse style
  • Illustrative extract
  • Outline analysis
  • Further illustrative extracts for discussion
  • Exercises
  • Grarnmar and problems of usage
  • Opinions about grammar
  • Prescriptive ‘rules’
  • The priests of usage
  • The problem of number concord
  • The problem of the generic masculine
  • Problems of ellipsis
  • Dangling non-finite causes
  • Grammar and composition
  • Grammar and writing

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