Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2019-04-23
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Table of Contents


1 The sentence
Noun phrases
Verb phrases

2 The verb phrase

3 The verb
Linking verbs
Irregular verbs

4 The progressive tenses
The present progressive
The past progressive
The future progressive

5. The perfect tenses
The present perfect
The past perfect
The future perfect

6 Modal auxiliaries
Shades of meaning
Special auxiliaries

7 The progressive forms of modal auxiliaries

8 The auxiliary do
Using do in questions
Using do in negative sentences

9 The passive voice
Using the passive

10 The passive form of modal auxiliaries
The future tense
The past tense

11 The stative passive
Adjectives and participles
The progressive form vs. the stative passive

12 Past participles with get

13 Participal adjectives
Present participles
Past participles

14 Subject-verb agreement
Third-person singular and plural
The verb be
Expressions of quantity
Collective nouns
Auxiliary verbs
Complex sentences

15 Agreement with nouns
Personal pronouns and collective nouns
Indefinite pronouns
Complex nouns

16 Using other
Adjectives Pronouns

17 Gerunds
Distinguishing gerunds from present participles
The possessive

18 Conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions
Conjunctions and their meaning
Correlative conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions
Adverbs that act as conjunctions

19 Prepositions
Compound prepositions
Noun and pronoun objects
More than one prepositional phrase

20 Adjectives and adverbs

21 Filler subjects and impersonal subjects
Filler subjects
Impersonal subjects

22 Clauses
Independent clauses
Dependent clauses
Relative clauses

23 Punctuation
The period
The comma
The semicolon
The colon
The question mark
The exclamation point
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
The hyphen and the dash
Parentheses and brackets

24 Capitalization, numbers, and italics

Appendix: Review exercises
Answer key

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240 Progress Checks and Review Quizzes (unique to app)

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