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Rediscover Grammar Third edition - David Crystal

Rediscover Grammar Third edition

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Published: 30th March 2004
For Ages: 16+ years old
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The best-selling grammar reference - essential for all teachers and students of English.  It provides an effortless tour through the structures and terminology of the English Language


  • 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.
  • An effortless tour through the structures and terminology of the English Language
  • New sections on ethnic variation and electronic communications and analyses of grammar in whole texts to reflect the modern world realistically
  • Updated to provide for developments following the National Curriculum.
  • Lively writing style, grammatical examples from a rich range of sources and humorous illustrations

"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. 36
Types of sentencep. 40
Clause elementsp. 44
Clause typesp. 46
Statements and questionsp. 48
Directivesp. 52
Exclamations and echoesp. 54
Clauses
The verb elementp. 56
The subject elementp. 60
The object elementp. 62
The complement elementp. 64
The adverbial elementp. 68
Vocativesp. 70
Concordp. 74
The verb phrase
Verb phrase structurep. 76
Regular and irregular verbsp. 78
Finite and nonfinitep. 82
Auxiliary verbsp. 84
Other verbsp. 88
Multi-word verbsp. 90
The moods of verb phrasep. 92
Active and passivep. 96
Verb tensesp. 100
Verb aspectsp. 104
Future timep. 108
Modal meaningsp. 110
The noun phrase
Noun phrase structurep. 112
Nounsp. 116
Common and proper nounsp. 118
Count and noncount nounsp. 120
Variable nouns : singular and pluralp. 122
Invariable nounsp. 126
Genderp. 130
Casep. 132
Determinersp. 136
The articlesp. 138
Predeterminersp. 140
Postdeterminersp. 142
Premodificationp. 144
Postmodificationp. 146
Relative clausesp. 148
Noun phrases in appositionp. 152
Pronouns
Pronounsp. 154
Types of pronounp. 156
Personal pronounsp. 160
Pronoun casep. 162
Pronoun genderp. 164
Adjectives
Adjectivesp. 166
The functions of the adjectivep. 168
Adjective and other word classesp. 170
Adjective comparisonp. 172
Adverbs and adverbials
Adverbsp. 174
Adverbial positionsp. 176
The meanings of adverbialsp. 178
Adjunctsp. 180
Subjunctsp. 182
Disjunctsp. 184
Conjunctsp. 186
Prepositions
Prepositionsp. 188
Simple and complex prepositionsp. 190
Prepositional meaningsp. 192
Reducing and expanding sentences
Abbreviating the sentencep. 196
Multiple sentencesp. 200
Coordinationp. 204
Subordinationp. 208
The meanings of conjunctionsp. 212
Comment clausesp. 214
Comparative clausesp. 216
Reporting speechp. 218
The information structure of the sentence
Sentence informationp. 222
Varying the information structurep. 224
Existential sentencesp. 226
Above the sentence
Sentence connectionp. 228
Grammar in textsp. 232
Related issues
Word-formationp. 238
Prosodyp. 242
Punctuationp. 244
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ISBN: 9780582848627
ISBN-10: 0582848628
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th March 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 12.7  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised