9780195138405

Doing Grammar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195138405

  • ISBN10:

    0195138406

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2002
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

This practical and compact guide is invaluable for students in advanced grammar courses and essential for all readers seeking to discover how the English language works. The author employs insights from contemporary linguistic theories and builds them into a coherent system firmly rooted in traditional models. Focusing on the idea that students learn grammar by actually "doing grammar," he provides down-to-earth explanations about the composition of English sentences, illustrating them at every step with diagrams and other visual models. The author constructs a sensible, even hospitable, approach to grammar. Doing Grammar, 3/e, features real, provocative, and intelligent sentences as examples and exercises. This new edition offers expanded coverage of parts of speech, using both traditional and descriptive explanations to provide definitions of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. It also features updated sentence exercises, clear diagrams, and an appendix containing answers to half the exercises.

Author Biography

Max Morenberg is Professor of English at Miami University

Table of Contents

Preface v
Identifying Verb Types
1(24)
Relating Words, Phrases, and Slots
25(28)
Expanding Verb Phrases
53(24)
Exploring Noun Phrases
77(21)
Rearranging and Compounding
98(43)
Constructing Relative Clauses
141(26)
Reducing Relative Clauses to Phrases
167(26)
Making Noun Clauses, Gerunds, and Infinitives
193(32)
Adding Modifiers to Sentences
225(29)
What Can You do now that you can do Grammar?
254(23)
Answer Key 277(60)
Index 337

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