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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