English Grammar: Understanding the Basics

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Cambridge University Press, May 27, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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Looking for an easy-to-use guide to English grammar? This handy introduction covers all the basics of the subject, using a simple and straightforward style. Students will find the book's step-by-step approach easy to follow and be encouraged by its non-technical language. Requiring no prior knowledge of English grammar, the information is presented in small steps, with objective techniques to help readers apply concepts. With clear explanations and well chosen examples, the book gives students the tools to understand the mysteries of English grammar as well as the perfect foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics.
 

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Contents

Kinds of words
1
Nouns
3
Verbs
23
Determiners
45
Adjectives
58
Prepositions
65
Conjunctions
69
Pronouns
81
Verb phrases
126
Auxiliary phrases
138
Subjects and objects
169
Compound phrases
193
Getting started with sentences
201
The functions of sentences
203
Combining sentences
207
Related sentences
235

Adverbs
103
Kinds of phrases
111
Noun phrases
113
Prepositional phrases
121
List of Quick tips
253
Glossary
261
Index
270
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About the author (2010)

Evelyn P. Altenberg is Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Hofstra University, New York.

Robert M. Vago is Professor and Chair in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders at Queens College, City University of New York.

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