A Concise Grammar of Contemporary English

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Varieties of english - Elements of grammar - The verb phrase - Nouns, pronouns, and the basic noun phrase - Adjectives and adverbs - Prepositions and prepositional phrases - The simple sentence - Adjunts, disjuncts, conjuncts - Coordination and apposition - Sentence connection - The complex setence - The verb and its complementation - The complex noun phrase - Focus, theme, and emphasis - Word formation - Stress, rhythm, and intonation - Punctuation.

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

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