Title: English Grammar
Subtitle: Understanding the Basics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Evelyn P. Altenberg
Author: Robert M. Vago
Electronic: ISBN: 9780511730917 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 24.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521518321 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521732161 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521732161 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
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.
'... 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; Part I. Kinds of Words: Unit I. Nouns; Unit 2. Verbs; Unit 3. Determiners; Unit 4. Adjectives; Unit 5. Prepositions; Unit 6. Conjunctions; Unit 7. Pronouns; Unit 8. Adverbs; Part II. Kinds of Phrases: Unit 9. Noun phrases; Unit 10. Prepositional phrases; Unit 11. Verb phrases; Unit 12. Auxiliary phrases; Unit 13. Subjects and objects; Unit 14. Compound phrases; Part III. Getting Started with Sentences: Unit 15. The functions of sentences; Unit 16. Combining sentences; Unit 17. Related sentences.