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Making Sense of Grammar - David Crystal

Making Sense of Grammar

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The best-selling grammar reference, Rediscover Grammar, now has a sequel. In Making Sense of Grammar David Crystal moves the analysis of language structure on to the next stage - interpreting it from a semantic and pragmatic point of view. It makes an ideal companion to Rediscover Grammar - bridging the gap between understanding language structure and analysing it in different contexts.

"An invaluable resource for teachers and students of A Level English Language and English Language and Literature, encouraging the move on from mere 'feature spotting' responses to texts." John Shuttleworth, Chief Examiner English Language A Level"

Sentences
The sentencep. 18
Types of sentencep. 32
Clause elementsp. 44
Clause typesp. 46
Statements and questionsp. 58
Directivesp. 68
Exclamations and echoesp. 76
Clauses
The verb elementp. 82
The subject elementp. 90
The object elementp. 94
The complement elementp. 98
The adverbial elementp. 102
Vocativesp. 104
Concordp. 112
The verb phrase
Verb phrase structurep. 114
Regular and irregular verbsp. 116
Finite and nonfinitep. 120
Auxiliary verbsp. 126
Other verbsp. 132
Multi-word verbsp. 134
The moods of the verb phrasep. 136
Active and passivep. 140
Verb tensesp. 150
Verb aspectsp. 158
Future timep. 168
Modal meaningsp. 170
The noun phrase
Noun phrase structurep. 176
Nounsp. 180
Common and proper nounsp. 182
Count and noncount nounsp. 184
Variable nouns : singular and pluralp. 190
Invariable nounsp. 192
Genderp. 196
Casep. 200
Determinersp. 204
The articlesp. 208
Predeterminersp. 214
Postdeterminersp. 216
Premodificationp. 218
Postmodificationp. 226
Relative clausesp. 232
Noun phrases in appositionp. 238
Pronouns
Pronounsp. 240
Types of pronounp. 244
Personal pronounsp. 248
Pronoun casep. 252
Pronoun genderp. 254
Adjectives
Adjectivesp. 256
The functions of the adjectivep. 260
Adjectives and other word classesp. 264
Adjective comparisonp. 266
Adverbs and adverbials
Adverbsp. 268
Adverbial positionsp. 272
The meanings of adverbialsp. 278
Adjunctsp. 282
Subjunctsp. 284
Disjunctsp. 286
Conjunctsp. 288
Prepositions
Prepositionsp. 294
Simple and complex prepositionsp. 298
Prepositional meaningsp. 300
Reducing and expanding sentences
Abbreviating the sentencep. 302
Multiple sentencesp. 308
Coordinationp. 310
Subordinationp. 320
Subordination : meaningsp. 322
Comment clausesp. 330
Comparative clausesp. 332
Reporting speechp. 334
The information structure of the sentence
Sentence informationp. 342
Varying the information structurep. 346
Existential sentencesp. 354
Above the sentence
Sentence connectionp. 356
Related issues
Word-formationp. 370
Prosodyp. 378
Punctuationp. 380
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ISBN: 9780582848634
ISBN-10: 0582848636
Audience: Adult Education
For Ages: 16+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 13.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1