The Oxford Reference Grammar

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - English language - 410 pages
The Oxford Reference Grammar is a readable and up-to-date guide to modern English grammar. Designed for native English-speakers around the world, it presents the key points from Sidney Greenbaum's authoritative work The Oxford English Grammar in a concise and accessible form for thenon-specialist.The Oxford Reference Grammar gives invaluable guidance on all aspects of word types verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns and word structures, including phrases, clauses, and sentences. Arranged thematically, it describes grammar as it is in use today, giving evidence of use in hundreds ofquotations based on English as it is really spoken and written. Text is broken up into digestible, easy-to-follow sections and is complemented by a full glossary of grammatical terms and an introductory chapter on the history of the English language and its grammar.

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Edmund Weiner is Principal Philologist of the OED (2nd edn.), and author of The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (with Sylvia Chalker) and The Oxford Guide to English Usage (with Andrew Delahunty).

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