9780195529098

The Grammar Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195529098

  • ISBN10:

    019552909X

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

The Grammar Handbook is an essential reference for English grammar, punctuation and usage. It is ideal for undergraduate students seeking additional assistance with their grammar. The functional grammar section includes models of text types divided into literary text types and factual text types and grammar is introduced in a logical sequence so that students will understand the meaning of terms. The easy-to-use contents list and page tabs provide a handy reference to support any language activity from word, phrase and sentence level through to text level. This Handbook provides students the answers to everyday English usage questions.

Author Biography


Gordon Winch, Former Head of English (now retired), University of Technology, Sydney

Gordon Winch was previously Head of the Department of English at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, now the Lindfield campus of the University of Technology, Sydney, and is currently a full-time author and educational consultant. He has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and overseas, holds a Master of Arts and Master of Education form Sydney University, and a PhD in English and Education from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently an Ambassador for the Dymocks Literacy Foundation, now called Dymocks Children's Charities, and acts on the selection panel of the Premier's Literacy Challenge, New South Wales.

Table of Contents


Introduction
Word Level: The Parts of Speech
Nouns
Pronouns
Adjectives
Verbs
Adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Articles
Interjections
Parsing
Group, Phrase, Clause and Sentence Levels
Groups
Phrases
Clauses
Sentences
Punctuation
Text Level
Text Level Structure
Text Types/Genres
Literary Texts
Factual Texts
Persuasive Texts
Correct Usage
Confused Words
Homonyms
Making Sense
Figurative Language
The Affix
Origins of Words

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