The Grammar Book An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-07-24
  • Publisher: Heinle ELT
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In this highly acclaimed revision, grammatical descriptions and teaching suggestions are organized into sections dealing with Form, Meaning, and Use. THE GRAMMAR BOOK, Second Edition helps teachers and future teachers grasp the linguistic system and details of English grammar, providing more information on how structures are used at the discourse level.

Table of Contents

To the Course Instructor
Introductionp. 1
Grammatical Metalanguagep. 13
The Lexiconp. 29
The Copula and Subject-Verb Agreementp. 53
Introduction to Phrase Structurep. 79
More Phrase Structure Rulesp. 95
The Tense and Aspect Systemp. 109
Modal Auxiliaries and Related Phrasal Formsp. 137
The Tense-Aspect-Modality System in Discoursep. 161
Negationp. 183
Yes/No Questionsp. 205
Imperativesp. 227
Wh-Questionsp. 241
Other Structures That Look Like Questionsp. 259
Articlesp. 271
Reference and Possessionp. 297
Partitives, Collectives, and Quantifiersp. 325
The Passive Voicep. 343
Sentences with Indirect Objectsp. 361
Adjectivesp. 381
Prepositionsp. 401
Phrasal Verbsp. 425
Nonreferential It and There as Subjectsp. 443
Coordinating Conjunctionp. 461
Adverbialsp. 491
Logical Connectorsp. 519
Conditional Sentencesp. 545
Introduction to Relative Clausesp. 571
More on Relative Clausesp. 591
Focus and Emphasisp. 611
Complementationp. 629
Other Aspects of Complementation and Embedded Clausesp. 663
Reported Speech and Writingp. 687
Degree - Comparatives and Equativesp. 717
Degree - Complements and Superlativesp. 739
Conclusionp. 757
Appendix: Answers to Exercisesp. 761
Index of Namesp. 830
Index of Languages and Language Groupsp. 834
Index of Words and Phrasesp. 835
Index of Topicsp. 844
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