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English Grammar : Understanding the Basics - Evelyn P. Altenberg

English Grammar

Understanding the Basics

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Published: 27th May 2010
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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 new 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.<BR><BR>"... an excellent self-study and reference guide for readers with little or no specialised knowledge of linguistics, but an interest in basic issues of the structure of English. It is specifically designed for readers who suffer from `grammatophobia' (a fear of grammar), and offers accessible and sound information while keeping the technical jargon to a minimum." Monika S. Schmid, University of Groningen<BR><BR>Commendable for the clarity of its direct approach, this text presents material in digestible portions. Students will benefit from and appreciate the consistent reinforcement provided by its `Quick Tips,' practice exercises, and self tests." Carolyn Sobel, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Hofstra University

'... an excellent self-study and reference guide for readers with little or no specialised knowledge of linguistics, but an interest in basic issues of the structure of English. It is specifically designed for readers who suffer from 'grammatophobia', (a fear of grammar), and offers accessible and sound information while keeping the technical jargon to a minimum.' Monika S. Schmid, University of Groningen
'Commendable for the clarity of its direct approach, this text presents material in digestible portions. Students will benefit from and appreciate the consistent reinforcement provided by its 'Quick Tips,' practice exercises, and self tests.' Carolyn Sobel, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Hofstra University

Introduction
How to use this book
Kinds of Words: Unit I. Nouns
Verbs
Determiners
Adjectives
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Pronouns
Adverbs
Kinds of Phrases: Unit 9. Noun phrases
Prepositional phrases
Verb phrases
Auxiliary phrases
Subjects and objects
Compound phrases
Getting Started with Sentences: Unit 15. The functions of sentences
Combining sentences
Related sentences
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ISBN: 9780521732161
ISBN-10: 0521732166
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 27th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.57