A Communicative Grammar of English
A Communicative Grammar of English employs a communicative rather than structural approach to the learning of English grammar. Since the publication of the first edition in 1975, this approach has become widely adopted as an effective and popular method of learning foreign languages. During this time, A Communicative Grammar of English has established itself as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. It is now available in this fully revised and redesigned second edition to provide up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduate students of English.
This new edition has been updated to include more examples, mostly taken from authentic language sources, both written and spoken. Increased emphasis is given to grammar in spoken language, providing a better balance between written and spoken English. Explanations are simple and easy to understand and clear distinctions are made between major and minor points.
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Varieties of English 1516
A note on phonetic symbols 43
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adjectives adverbial agree already answer arrived asked auxiliary beginning called cause clause command common Compare complement condition conjunctions construction contains contrast count definite determiners direct element English event example expressed familiar feel formal friends function future genitive give given grammar head hypothetical idea important indicate indirect infinitive language leave less letter linking look mass meaning meeting modifiers negative Note Notice noun phrase object occur omitted operator participle passive past past tense perfect person play plural positive possible prepositional present problem pronoun questions reason reference relation relative scale seen sentence singular someone sometimes speak speaker speech spoken statement stay stress suggest tell that-clause thing tone unit usually verb whole writing written