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Understanding and Using English Grammar

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780139436147

ISBN10:
0139436146
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/1989
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

A classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced students of English, "Understanding and Using English Grammar" is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text. While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the Third Edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are: Numerous "real communication" opportunities More options for interactive work in pairs and groups Additional open-ended communicative tasks for both speaking and writing Expanded error analysis exercises Interesting and lively new exercise material Shorter units for easy class use The program components include the Student Book, Workbook, Chartbook, Teacher's Guide, and Companion Website. Also available: "Understanding and Using English Grammar Interactive "(a multimedia CD-ROM).

Table of Contents

Preface to the second Edition vii
Singular and plural
197(41)
Final-s/-es
198(3)
Irregular Plural Nouns
201(1)
Possessive Nouns
202(1)
Using Nouns as Modifiers
203(1)
Count and Noncount Nouns
204(1)
Noncount Nouns
205(1)
Some Common Noncount Nouns
206(4)
Expressions of Quantity
210(2)
Using A Few and Few; A Little and Little
212(2)
Using of in Expressions of Quantity
214(2)
Singular Expressions of Quantity: One, Each, Every
216(2)
Basic Subject-Verb Agreement
218(2)
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Expressions of Quantity
220(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement: Using There + be
221(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement: Some Irregularities
222(4)
Personal Pronouns: Agreement with Nouns
226(1)
Personal Pronouns: Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns
226(1)
Personal Pronouns: Agreement with Collective Nouns
227(2)
Using Reflexive Pronouns
229(2)
Using You and One As Impersonal Pronouns
231(1)
Forms of Other
232(6)
Adjective Clauses
238(25)
Adjective Clauses: Introduction
238(1)
Using Subject Pronouns: Who, which, that
238(1)
Using Object Pronouns: Who(M), Which, That
239(1)
Using Whose
240(3)
Using Where
243(1)
Using When
243(6)
Using Adjective Clauses to Modify Pronouns
249(1)
Punctuation of Adjective Clauses
250(4)
Using Expressions of Quantity in Adjective Clause
254(1)
Using Noun + of Which
255(1)
Using Which to Modify a whole Sentence
255(2)
Reduction of Adjective Clauses to Adjective Phrases Introduction
257(1)
Changing an Adjective Clause to an Adjective Phrase
257(6)
Noun Clauses
263(24)
Noun Clauses: Introduction
263(1)
Noun Clauses Which Begin With a Question Word
264(4)
Noun Clauses Which Begin with Whether or If
268(1)
Question Words Followed by Infinitives
269(1)
Noun Clauses Which Begin With That
270(3)
Quoted Speech
273(2)
Reported Speech and The Formal Sequence of Tenses in Noun Clauses
275(7)
Using the Subjective in Noun Clauses
282(2)
Using-Ever Words
284(3)
Showing Relationships Between Ideas---Part I
287(37)
Parallel Structure
287(4)
Using Paired Conjunctions: Both And; Not Only But Also; Either or; Neither Nor
291(3)
Combining Independent Clauses with Conjunctions
294(3)
Adverb Clauses: Introduction
297(1)
Using Adverb Clauses to Show Time Relationships
298(5)
Using Adverb Clauses to show Cause and Effect Relationships
303(2)
Using Prepositions to Show Cause and Effect: Because of and due to
305(1)
Using Transitions to Show Cause and Effect: Therefore and Consequently
306(2)
Summary of Patterns and Punctuation
308(1)
Other Ways of Expressing Cause and Effect: Using such...That and So...That
309(3)
Expressing Purpose: Using so That
312(3)
Reduction of Adverb Clauses to Modifying Phrases: Introduction
315(1)
Changing Time Clauses to Modifying Phrases
315(2)
Expressing the Idea of ``During the Same'' Time in Modifying Phrases
317(1)
Expressing Cause and Effect Relationships in Modifying Phrases
317(3)
Using Upon + -Ing in Modifying Phrases
320(4)
Showing Relationships Between Ideas---Part II
324(23)
Expressing Unexpected Result: Using Even Though
324(2)
Showing Opposition (Unexpected Result)
326(2)
Showing Direct Opposition
328(2)
Expressing Conditions in Adverb Clauses: ``If Clauses''
330(1)
Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using Whether or Not and Even If
331(1)
Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using In Case (That) and in the Event (That)
332(1)
Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using Unless
333(1)
Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using Only If and Providing/Provided That
334(2)
Expressing Conditions: Using Otherwise and or (Else)
336(1)
Summary of Relationship Words: Cause and Effect, Opposition, Condition
337(5)
Giving Examples
342(2)
Continuing the Same Idea
344(3)
Conditional Sentences
347(19)
Summary of Basic Verb From Usage in Conditional Sentences
347(1)
True in the Present or Future
347(1)
Untrue (Contrary to Fact) in the Present/Future
348(1)
Untrue (Contrary to Fact) in the Past
349(4)
Using Progressive Verb Forms
353(1)
Using ``Mixed Time'' in Conditional sentences
353(1)
Using Could, Might, and Should
354(1)
Omitting If
355(1)
Implied Conditions
356(6)
Verb Forms Following Wish
362(2)
Using Would to Make Wishes About the Future
364(2)
Using As If/As Though
366
Appendix 1 SUPPLEMENTAL GRAMMAR UNITS A1
Unit A: Basic Grammar Terminology
A1
A-1 Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
A1
A-2 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
A2
A-3 Adjectives
A2
A-4 Adverbs
A3
A-5 The Verb BE
A4
A-6 Linking Verbs
A5
A-7 Personal Pronouns
A5
A-8 Contractions
A7
Unit B: Questions
A8
B-1 Forms of Yes/No and Information Questions
A8
B-2 Question Words
A10
B-3 Negative Questions
A14
B-4 Tag Questions
A16
Unit C: Negatives
A18
C-1 Using Not and Other Negative Words
A18
C-2 Avoiding ``Double Negatives''
A19
C-3 Beginning A Sentence with a Negative Word
A19
Unit D: Articles
A20
D-1 Basic Article Usage
A20
D-2 General Guidelines for Article Usage
A21
Appendix 2 PREPOSITION COMBINATIONS A24
Preposition Combinations with Adjectives and Verbs
A24
Phrasal Verbs (Two-Word and Three-Word Verbs)
A26
Appendix 3 GUIDE FOR CORRECTING WRITING ERRORS A29
Index I1


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