By Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum
English Language and its utilization has turn into tremendous emotive concerns lately. habitual discussions within the media have highlighted a transforming into call for for a go back to the research of language after many years of overlook. This e-book is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college students, academics and common readers which deals insurance of grammatical subject matters with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises.Clear and concise, this a lot wanted 3rd version of Gerald Nelson and the past due Sidney Greenbaum's creation could be of gigantic price to scholars who've very little event of learning English grammar.
Read or Download An Introduction to English Grammar PDF
Similar grammar books
During this fun-filled publication, playful puns and comical comic strip cats mix to teach, no longer inform, readers what prepositions are all approximately. each one preposition within the textual content, like below, over, by way of the clover, approximately, all through, and subsequent to Rover, is highlighted in colour for simple id. this can be the latest addition to the phrases Are CATagorical(tm) sequence, which has bought over 450,000 copies.
English Language and its utilization has turn into super emotive concerns in recent times. ordinary discussions within the media have highlighted a becoming call for for a go back to the examine of language after many years of forget. This booklet is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college kids, lecturers and common readers which bargains insurance of grammatical issues with sections on spelling, punctuation and routines.
- English Syntax: An Introduction
- A grammar of Spokan: A Salish language of eastern Washington (University of Hawaii)
- Predication Theory: A Case Study for Indexing Theory (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)
- Impersonal "si" constructions: Agreement and Interpretation (Studies in Generative Grammar 90) (Studies in Generative Grammar [Sgg])
- Towards a Derivational Syntax: Survive-minimalism (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)
- Directions in Functional Linguistics (Studies in Language Companion Series)
Extra resources for An Introduction to English Grammar
Frequency) Your next appointment is on the last day of the month. (position in time) 3. manner The students cheered wildly. I examined the statement carefully. 4. degree I like them very much. We know her well. 5. cause My brother is ill with the flu. They voted for her out of a sense of loyalty. 24 CHAPTER 1 THE PARTS OF THE SIMPLE SENTENCE 6. comment on truth-value (degree of certainty or doubt) They certainly won’t finish on time. Perhaps he’s out. 7. evaluation of what the sentence refers to Luckily, no one was injured.
As [1a] indicates, a sentence may have more than one adverbial. In [2a] entirely is an intensifier of agree, conveying the intensity of the agreement: [2a] I entirely (A) agree. In [3a] unfortunately supplies the writer’s comment: [3a] Unfortunately (A), no cure exists. [4a] A reliable witness has testified that they were in Melbourne on the day they claimed to be in Sydney. Therefore (A) they are lying. The sentences [1a]–[4a] with adverbials have the basic structure SV, which we also see in the parallel sentences – without adverbials.
In the first structure, the direct object is followed by an object complement (oC):  His jokes made the audience (dO) uneasy (oC).  I declared the meeting (dO) open (oC). 19 I The Grammar 3. 6(5)): AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR  The heat has turned the milk (dO) sour (oC).  They elected her (dO) their leader (oC). 8), but in the first structure the complement is related to the direct object and in the second it is related to the subject. Compare – with [1a]–[4a]: [1a] [2a] [3a] [4a] The audience (S) is uneasy (sC).