English Grammar: A University Course

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Education - 610 pages
Presenting the linguistic basis for courses and projects on translation, contrastive linguistics, stylistics, reading and discourse studies, this book illustrates grammatical usage through authentic texts from a range of sources, both spoken and written. This new edition has been thoroughly rewritten and redesigned to include many new texts and examples of language in use. Key features include: chapters divided into modules of class-length materials; a wide variety of authentic texts and transcriptions to illustrate points of grammar and to contextualise structure; clear chapter and module summaries enabling efficient class preparation and student revision; exercises and topics for individual study; answer key for analytical exercises; comprehensive index; select biography; suggestions for further reading; and a companion website. This up-to-date descriptive grammar is a complete course for first degree and postgraduate students of English, and is particularly suited for those whose native language is not English.
 

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Contents

VI
1
VII
3
VIII
9
X
21
XI
28
XII
32
XIII
34
XV
42
LXXVI
270
LXXVII
275
LXXIX
279
LXXX
283
LXXXI
288
LXXXII
297
LXXXIV
307
LXXXVI
313

XVI
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XVII
64
XIX
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XX
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XXII
81
XXV
83
XXVI
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XXVIII
90
XXIX
100
XXXI
108
XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXV
120
XXXVI
122
XXXVII
128
XXXIX
132
XL
137
XLI
139
XLII
144
XLIV
151
XLVI
155
XLVIII
160
LI
167
LIII
174
LVI
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LVIII
180
LIX
190
LXI
197
LXIII
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
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LXX
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LXXI
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LXXII
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LXXIII
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LXXIV
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LXXXVII
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LXXXVIII
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XC
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XCI
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XCII
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XCIII
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XCIV
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XCVII
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XCVIII
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C
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CII
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CIII
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CVI
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CVII
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CVIII
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CIX
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CXI
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CXIII
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CXIV
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CXVI
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CXVII
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CXIX
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CXX
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CXXII
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CXXIII
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CXXV
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CXXVII
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CXXIX
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CXXX
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CXXXI
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CXXXII
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CXXXIII
554
CXXXIV
557
CXXXVI
562
CXXXVII
589
CXXXVIII
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Angela Downing is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English Language and Linguistics (English Philology I) at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

The late Philip Locke taught at the Institute of Modern Languages and Translation at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid.

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