Synopses & Reviews
Updated and revised, Grammar Dimensions, Platinum Edition makes teaching grammar easy and effective. Fully annotated Teacher's Editions, well-integrated components, simplified grammar explanations, and new technology resources help both beginning and experienced teachers give their students the skills they need to communicate accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. Now bundled with HEINLE'S BRIEF WRITER'S HANDBOOK.
Through clear and comprehensive grammar explanations, extensive practice exercises, and lively communicative activities, Grammar Dimensions provides students with the language skills they need to communicate accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately.
About the Author
Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor of Education, Professor of Linguistics, and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dr. Larsen-Freeman has been a conference speaker in over 50 countries of the world and has published over 100 articles in her areas of interest. Her Thomson/Heinle books include The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course (1999; co-authored with Marianne Celce-Murcia), From Grammar to Grammaring (2003) and the fourth edition of Grammar Dimensions: Form, Meaning, and Use (forthcoming, Series Director). From 1980-1985, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was Editor of the journal Language Learning. In 1997, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she was selected by ESL Magazine as one of "the ESL pioneers". In 2000, she received the lifetime achievement award from Heinle and Heinle Publishers.
Table of Contents
1. The Verb Be 2. The Verb Be 3. The Verb Be 4. Nouns 5. The Verb Have 6. This/That/These/Those and Possessives 7. This Is/There Are, A/An versus The 8. Simple Present Tense 9. Simple Present Tense 10. Imperatives and Preposition of Location 11. Quantifiers 12. Adverbs of Manner 13. Direct and Indirect Objects, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns 14. Can, Know How To, Be Able To, Connectors: And/But/So/Or 15. Present Progressive Tense 16. Adjective Phrases 17. Past Tense of Be 18. Past Tense 19. Reflexive Pronouns, Reciprocal Pronoun: Each Other 20. Future Time 21. Phrasal Verbs 22. Comparison with Adjectives 23. Comparison with Adverbs 24. Superlatives 25. Factual Conditionals Appendices