Synopses & Reviews
This grammar reference is written for the advanced student. It combines explanations of English grammar with information on how, when and why we use different structures. It shows the differences between spoken and written grammar and includes frequency information on the most common forms.
Table of Contents
1.Introduction : a discourse perspective on grammar --2.Words and word classes --3.Introduction to phrases and clauses --4.Nouns, pronouns, and the simple noun phrase --5.Verbs --6.Variation in the verb phrase : tense, aspect, voice, and modal use -7.Adjectives and adverbs --8.Exploring the grammar of the clause --9.Complex noun phrases --10.Verb and adjective complement clauses --11.Adverbials --12.Word order choices --13. Thegrammar of conversation.