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Modern English Grammar Structure, Meanings, and Usage

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9780198082958

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ISBN10:
0198082959
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Pub. Date:
1/2/2014
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


K.S. Yadurajan, former Professor of English, Department of Extension Services, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad (now The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad), is a well-known language expert, educationist, and author.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION-The Study of Grammar
Grammar, Idiom, and Usage
The Parts of Speech
Units of Structure
Basic Sentence Types
Functions in the Sentence
PART I, THE PARTS OF SPEECH, NOUNS-Structure of the Noun phrase
Noun classes
Noun Features
Number
Gender
Case
The Genitive
The Articles
Functions of the Noun Phrase
PRONOUNS-Personal Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
Reflexive /Emphatic pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite pronouns
PREPOSITIONS-Types
Functions
Prepositional Meanings
Some Idiomatic Usages
Tied Forms
VERBS-Lexical and Auxiliary
Types of Lexical Verbs
Forms of Lexical Verbs
Finite and Non-finite
The Infinitive
Gerunds and Participles
Gerund and the Infinitive
The Auxiliary
Tense
Expressing the Future
Aspect
Modals
Mood and Modality
Voice: Active and Passive
Structure of the Verb Phrase
Phrasal Verbs
ADJECTIVES-Introduction
Adjective Features
Syntactic Functions of Adjectives
Exceptional Cases
Adjective Complementation
Order of Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives
Some Usage Points
ADVERBS-Adverb as a Part of Speech
Functions of Adverbs
Position of Adverbs
Comparison of Adverbs
Adjectives and Adverbs
Some Points of Usage
CONJUNCTIONS-Introduction
Co-ordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Co-ordinating Conjunctions
PART II, SENTENCE STRUCTURE-The Simple Sentence
Introduction
The Simple Sentence Defined
Clause Patterns in the Simple Sentence
Syntactic functions and Thematic Roles
Questions
Negatives
Commands
Exclamations
COMPLEX AND COMPOUND SENTENCES-Introduction
Nominal Clauses
Relative clauses
Adverb Clauses
Comparative Clauses
Co-ordinate Clauses
GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE AND INFORMATION ORGANIZATION-Some Principles of Information Organization
Concord
Reported Speech
Punctuation
Appendix 1, Formation of the Genitive
Appendix 2, Irregular Verbs


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