A concise grammar of contemporary English

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 484 pages
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Not textbook, but an excellent deescriptive grammar of modern English. Just look up verbs, for instance, and you'll be amazed at the complexity of what you do when you use them. For instance, this ... Read full review

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Contents

Sentence elements 12 Parts of speech 18 Stative and dynamic
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Auxiliaries 35 Tense and aspect 40 Mood
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Noun classes 59 Determiners 61 Reference and the articles
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About the author (1973)

The late Sidney Greenbaum was Director of the Survey of English Usage and formerly Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, University College London. Gerald Nelson is Research Fellow at the Survey of English Usage, University College London.

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