Clear demonstration of how language structures link together, description of features and usage and cautions against easy mistakes. Includes new sections on ethnic variation and electronic communications and analyses of grammar in whole texts to reflect the modern world realistically Updated to reflect developments in terminology following the National Curriculum and Key Stage 3 framework. Lively writing style, grammatical examples from a rich range of sources and humorous illustrations.
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adjective p.166 adjuncts American English analysed appear auxiliary verbs base form British English Caution clause elements Compare complement complex concord conjunction consist construction contexts contrast coordination Count nouns cups dialects disjuncts ellipsis ending especially example exclamations express finite formal function genitive grammatical gender head noun Hilary indirect speech irregular verb kind language Leeds look main clause main verbs Mary minor sentence modal modal verbs more/most noncount nouns nonpersonal noun phrase p.112 object occur omitted paragraphs participle passive past tense perfective aspect Personal pronouns plural postmodifier premodifiers prepositions present tense pro-form Pronouns p.154 Proper nouns prosody punctuation question range of meanings Rediscover Grammar refer relative clause reporting clause singular speaker spoken Standard English style subject and verb subject complement subjunctive subordinate clause suffixes tag question third person types Usage usually variation variety verb phrase vocative words writing