A Communicative Grammar of English
Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 440 pages
A Communicative Grammar of English employs a communicative rather than a structural approach to the learning of English grammar. This edition is divided into three parts:
Part One: A guide to the use of this book - looks at the way English grammar varies in different types of English, for example 'formal' and 'informal', 'spoken' and 'written'.
Part Two: Grammar in use - the central and largest part of the book, presents grammar through the eyes of the communicator and focuses on the uses of grammar rather than on grammatical structure.
Part Three: A-Z in English grammar - provides a useful and alphabetically arranged guide to English grammar.
This new edition includes more real examples taken from corpus data. Increased emphasis is given to grammar in spoke language, providing a better balance between written and spoken English. Explanations and examples have been made simpler in order to make the grammar more accessible to students.
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Varieties of English 1516
A note on phonetic symbols 43
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3rd person adjectives auxiliary verb better called CGEL cleft sentence common Compare concord conjunctions construction contrast coordination definite article denoting determiners do-construction end-position ending English example expressed finite verb formal friends function genitive grammar indefinite indicate indirect infinitive clause informal interrogative intonation language linking verb look main clause main verb mass nouns meaning modal auxiliaries modifiers negative nominal clause non-finite clauses non-finite verb non-personal non-restrictive noun phrase nucleus object occur omitted passive past tense perfect aspect personal pronouns phrasal verb plural count nouns position prepositional complement prepositional phrase prepositional verbs present perfect Proper nouns reference reflexive pronouns relative clause relative pronoun sentence adverbials someone sometimes speaker speech spoken statement stress subclause subject complement subjunctive syllable Tag questions tfiar-clause thing time-when to-infinitive clause tone unit usually verb phrase words writing written yes-no questions