How Grammar Works

Your English teacher wasn't kidding. Nothing says more about you than your command of language. Here is a quick and easy way to brush up on the intricate system of grammar that powers the English language.

Author: Patricia Osborn

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471243884

Category: Reference

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Your English teacher wasn't kidding. Nothing says more about you than your command of language. Here is a quick and easy way to brush up on the intricate system of grammar that powers the English language. The updated and expanded edition of this proven guide is a painless way to master parts of speech, syntax, and all the rules of good usage. Best of all, the self-teaching format enables you to learn at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. Now you can learn to write and speak Standard American English effectively. The task is easier if you have a solid understanding of how and why grammar "works" than if you try to memorize lists of rules. That's why author Patricia Osborn emphasizes grammar in action, taking the rules out of the classroom and into everyday language. She explains the functions performed by the various parts of speech and provides a new glossary of frequently misused word pairs. You'll discover: * How grammar works to make communication clear and effective * Techniques for improving your writing skills * Simple ways to remember the rules and use them in everyday language * The "magic" of word order in an English sentence. Were you daydreaming in your English class? No one will ever have to know. This self-teaching guide takes all the confusion and mystery out of grammar. You'll learn to speak and write with assurance, which is the first step in building confidence in yourself, in your personal life, and in your career.

Grammar Works

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, e, i, s, t. In this book, Jim Halverson brings a welcome dose of whimsy to teaching punctuation and usage.

Author: Jim Halverson

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 0590604201

Category: English language

Page: 128

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Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, e, i, s, t.

How Grammar Works

This book is a guide for your middle years students to become familiar with the basic units of grammar. The book provides an introduction, which includes the definitions, key words, and examples.

Author: Toni Rouse

Publisher:

ISBN: 1740250052

Category: English language

Page: 48

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This book is a guide for your middle years students to become familiar with the basic units of grammar. The book provides an introduction, which includes the definitions, key words, and examples. Then, each part of speech is defined, with tips for identification and practice activities. Next, different usage rules and exercises are provided for practice with these concepts. There are review pages at the back of the book.

How English Works

This book uses readings from newspapers, works of non-fiction, and college textbooks to illustrate the use of target structures.

Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052165758X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 389

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This book uses readings from newspapers, works of non-fiction, and college textbooks to illustrate the use of target structures. The Student's Book provides clear presentations of the basic principles of 27 important areas of English grammar, through a wide variety of exercises and tasks for writing and editing. It engages students with topics that range from artificial intelligence and laptop computers to the environment and economics. This important grammar text provides a real-world context that allows students to see how the English language really "works."

How English Works

Comprehensive course divided into 20 units, each focusing on a different grammar point.

Author: Michael Swan

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0194314561

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 358

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Comprehensive course divided into 20 units, each focusing on a different grammar point. With glossary of grammar points, various exercises, illustrations, examples, and answers. Suitable for self-study, building vocabulary, and developing grammar skills.

Grammar for Teachers

An outline of grammar for teachers and teachers in training, covering all the terminology required for the National Literacy Strategy and National Curriculum up to Key Stage 3.

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxpecker

ISBN: 9780955345104

Category: English language

Page: 168

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An outline of grammar for teachers and teachers in training, covering all the terminology required for the National Literacy Strategy and National Curriculum up to Key Stage 3.

Graphic Grammar 1

A totally new way of learning English! Learners - This book makes English grammar easy for you to learn and remember. We use pictures and diagrams, and simple exercises. See how the grammar works and do the exercises.

Author: Jim Rose

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783844255508

Category: Education

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A simple grammar book - fun, easy to use, with lots of pictures. For learners of all ages. A totally new way of learning English! Learners - This book makes English grammar easy for you to learn and remember. We use pictures and diagrams, and simple exercises. See how the grammar works and do the exercises. There are no difficult explanations. It's simple. Now you can understand and use English grammar! Teachers - Jim Rose and Steve Elsworth are best-selling English language authors. Graphic Grammar is a completely new approach to English grammar using visual explanations. The Graphic Grammar series consists of four books, taking the learner from complete Beginner to Early Intermediate stages of English. Each book has fifty units of grammar, with an illustration to exemplify the grammar point, with grammar tables, examples, and practice sentences. All of the practice sentences have answers for self-checking. The language is carefully graded so that the books can be used at home for self-study, or in class with a teacher. The basis of the Graphic Grammar books is that it is easier to see and understand English grammar than it is to read abstract descriptions. Learners can see patterns in the English language, making it easier to understand and remember English usage. Difficult grammatical areas are covered - use of definite or indefinite articles, regular and irregular verb formations, verb transformations, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs.. Brilliantly simple - simply brilliant!

Making Sense of Grammar

Explores a wide range of linguistic themes, including sociolinguistics, language acquisition and register. Provides guidance on how people can put their knowledge of grammar into daily practice and how this is interpreted by others.

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: UCSC:32106018082708

Category: English

Page: 399

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Moves the analysis of grammar and language structure onto the next stage - interpreting it from a semantic and pragmatic point of view. Clearly shows how grammar works in different literary contexts - literary, non-literary, spoken and written. Explores a wide range of linguistic themes, including sociolinguistics, language acquisition and register. Provides guidance on how people can put their knowledge of grammar into daily practice and how this is interpreted by others. Organised in the same way as Rediscover Grammar for quick reference. Unique, lively writing and clear explanations from the world-class grammar expert.

Grammar to Go How It Works and How To Use It

This edition includes additional “GrammarSpeak” features (which provide guidance on common errors in daily speech and writing); a new “Write Now” feature in each chapter that offers a specific writing topic for paragraph development ...

Author: Barbara Goldstein

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305478084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Brief and basic in its coverage, GRAMMAR TO GO, 5th Edition, offers students a unique focus on sentence diagramming that helps them visualize and understand how words connect. Perfect as a primary text or as a supplement for courses with an emphasis on learning basic grammar and punctuation skills, this edition incorporates a wide range of material to help students hone their skills, including additional “GrammarSpeak” features (which provide guidance on common errors in daily speech and writing); a new “Write Now” feature in each chapter that offers a specific writing topic for paragraph development while focusing on the grammar lessons of the chapter; and more integrated exercises on interesting topics from sports to history to the arts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Grammar Rules Book 1 Marshall Cavendish Edition

Grammar Rules! is based on the award-winning series Grammar Rules! 2nd Edition by Macmillan Science and Education Australia Pty Ltd.

Author: Tanya Gibb

Publisher:

ISBN: 9814851299

Category:

Page:

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Grammar Rules! is based on the award-winning series Grammar Rules! 2nd Edition by Macmillan Science and Education Australia Pty Ltd. Grammar Rules! provides a context-based approach, demonstrating how grammar works at the word, sentence and text levels to communicate and make meaning. Students learn about grammatical structures for different types of texts, purposes and audiences. They also learn how to use grammar knowledge when responding to texts and constructing their own texts.

Grammar Rhetoric and Usage in English

This detailed, corpus-based study shows how the placement and usage of the English preposition has changed since the sixteenth century.

Author: Nuria Y Ez-Bouza

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107000797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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The preposition is of particular interest to syntacticians, historians and sociolinguists of English, as its placement within a sentence is influenced by syntactic and sociolinguistic constraints, and by how the 'rules' regarding prepositions have changed over time, as a result of language change, of change in attitudes towards language, and of processes such as standardization. This book investigates preposition placement in the early and late Modern English periods (1500-1900), with a special focus on preposition stranding (The house which I live in) in opposition to pied piping (The house in which I live). Based on a large-scale analysis of precept and usage data, this study reassesses the alleged influence of late eighteenth-century normative works on language usage. It also sheds new light on the origins of the stigmatisation of preposition stranding. This study will be of interest to scholars working on syntax and grammar, corpus linguistics, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Grammar for Writers

Become a better writer by understanding grammar, usage, and punctuation with the explanations, examples, and exercises in Grammar for Writers.

Author: C. Beth Burch

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480838680

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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This lively textbook on grammar helps writers of all abilities understand how the English language functions in contemporary life. It begins with a close examination of sentence patterns, word classes, and syntactical transformations, laying a structural base for understanding usage. Examples from a variety of published writers further your understanding of writing well from a rhetorical and stylistic perspective. Whether you’re a beginning student, an advanced grammarian, or someone who wants to know more about how language works and how to use it, this textbook gives you what you need. Learn how to • manipulate, join, and transform patterns that undergird sentences; • write sentence patterns, transformations, and figures to establish habits of strong and varied sentence building; • compare kinds of grammatical and rhetorical structures and their effects on readers; and • analyze sentences and chunks of text for grammatical underpinnings and rhetorical effect. Become a better writer by understanding grammar, usage, and punctuation with the explanations, examples, and exercises in Grammar for Writers.

An English Grammar

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.

Author: William Malone Baskervill

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783842499416

Category: Fiction

Page: 522

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Grammar Works 1 Teacher s Book

Introduction Grammar Works 1 provides grammar presentation and practice for
young students from beginner level . It is suitable for use in class , for homework
or holiday practice . The grammar syllabus covers those language areas
generally ...

Author: Mick Gammidge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052155540X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 63

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'Grammar Works 1’ provides contextualised grammar practice for young students (10 - 14 year olds). It will take learners from complete beginner level up to elementary. It is designed to supplement a course book to consolidate grammar content and can be used for homework or as revision material. Grammar presented in context, focusing on both form and meaning; Full grammar reference section; Clear, simple language for instructions and explanations; Structured progression through each unit from controlled supportive practice to free practice; Range of activity types; Variety of motivating, interesting and educational topics specially selected for the age range of the students; Real world content and (semi) authentic texts; Regular check point units to test students’ progress; Optional photocopiable tests,vocabulary worksheets and practical classroom suggestions in Teacher’s Book.

From Words to Grammar

From Words to Grammar is a different introduction to grammar for students. Taking a word-based approach to grammar, this innovative book introduces the subject through the analysis of over a hundred of the most commonly used English words.

Author: Roger Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317495314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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From Words to Grammar is a different introduction to grammar for students. Taking a word-based approach to grammar, this innovative book introduces the subject through the analysis of over a hundred of the most commonly used English words. Each unit focuses on a different word class, using an analysis of specific words which includes: an introduction to the grammar of each word; examples of real world usage featuring that word; exercises with answers. This unique approach not only introduces students to grammar but also provides them with an understanding of how grammar works in everyday English. Written by an experienced teacher and author, From Words to Grammar is ideal for all students of English Language.

Doing English Grammar

By combining theory and practice, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the whole process of English grammar teaching.

Author: Roger Berry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108419994

Category: Education

Page: 300

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By combining theory and practice, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the whole process of English grammar teaching.

Native Grammar

This reference guide offers a unique trip through the world of grammar for enthusiasts of linguistics and students of foreign languages.28 activities and 6 detailed review tests covering a wide range of languages.

Author: Joshua Rudder

Publisher:

ISBN: 1448614007

Category:

Page: 240

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Learn how grammar works in any language through engaging explanations, clear examples and plenty of hands-on exercises. Seven graded chapters introduce the major properties of words and word classes, including nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, particles and how to put them together. Lots of examples from world languages (Hawaiian, Chinese, Spanish, Navajo, Maltese, Luiseño and more).Learn all about key concepts in the linguistic fields of morphology and syntax, including morphemes and allomorphs, noun cases, pronoun persons, verb tenses, aspects and moods, focus and transitivity, and many others. Interesting examples and informative insights drawn from the careful study of foreign languages. This reference guide offers a unique trip through the world of grammar for enthusiasts of linguistics and students of foreign languages.28 activities and 6 detailed review tests covering a wide range of languages. Appendix with answers to every exercise and review exam. Glossary with all key terms defined. Maps showing major world language families mentioned in the course. Index.

Modern German Grammar

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Author: Ruth Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134859146

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 504

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Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.