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Understanding English Grammar

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205268559

ISBN10:
0205268552
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Summary

For courses in advanced grammar. Best-seller. Practical, ecelectic approach with a systematic approach to learning grammar. New: Chapter 1 on history of grammar pedagogy, "Classrom Applications," co-author Funk, section on rhetoric of punctuation (Ch. 14).

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Study of Grammar: An Overview
Modern Linguistics
The Issue of Correctness
The Question of Standards
Language Variety
Language Change
Language in the Classroom
Key Terms in
Classroom Applications
The Grammar of Basic Sentences
Sentence Patterns
Words and Phrases: An Overview
Sentence Structure
The Sentence Slots
The Be Patterns
The Linking Verb Patterns
The Optional Slots
The Intransitive Verb Pattern
The Transitive Verb Pattern
Compound Sentences
Exceptions to the Ten Sentence Patterns
Imperative Sentences (Commands)
Punctuation and the Sentence Patterns
Diagramming the Sentence Patterns
Notes on the Diagrams
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Expanding the Main Verb
The Five Verb Forms
Auxiliary-Verb Combinations
The Modal Auxiliaries
The Subjunctive Mood
Using the Verb Forms
Exceptions to the Rule
The "Stand-In" Auxiliary Do
The Passive Voice
The Verb System of African American Vernacular English
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Transforming the Basic Program
Interrogative Sentences
The "Stand-In" Auxiliary
Emphatic Sentences
Imperative Sentences
Exclamatory Sentences
Other Sentence Transformations
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Expanding The Sentence
Form and Function
Modifiers of the Verb: Adverbials
Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
Nouns and Noun Phrases
Verb Phrases
Clauses
Punctuation of Adverbials
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Modifiers of the Noun: Adjectives
The Headword
The Prenoun Modifiers
The Postnoun Modifiers
Punctuation of Clauses and Participles
Multiple Modifiers
Other Postnoun Modifiers
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
The Noun Phrase Functions: Nominals
The Nominal Slots
Appositives
Noun Phrase Substitutes
Gerunds
Infinitives
Nominal Clauses
Nominals as Delayed Subjects
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Sentence Modifiers
Nouns of Direct Address: The Vocatives
Interjections
Subordinate Clauses
Absolute Phrases
Appositives
Relative Clauses
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Coordination
Coordination Within the Sentence
Coordinating Complete Sentences
Key Terms in
Sentences for Practice
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
Words and Word Classes
Morphemes
Bases and Affixes
Bound and Free Morphemes
Derivational and Inflectional Morphemes
Allomorphs
Homonyms
Key Terms in
Questions for Discussion
Classroom Applications
The Form Classes
Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Key Terms in
Questions for Discussions
Classroom Applications
The Structure Classes
Determiners
Auxiliaries
Qualifiers
Prepositions
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