9780134275239

Understanding and Using English Grammar, Volume B, with Essential Online Resources

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134275239

  • ISBN10:

    0134275233

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-01-12
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Supplemental Materials

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Summary

For nearly forty years, Understanding and Using English Grammar has been the go-to grammar resource for students and teachers alike. Its time-tested approach blends direct grammar instruction with carefully sequenced practice to develop all language skills.


New to This Edition

  • Pretests at the start of each chapter enable learners to check what they already know.
  • Updated grammar charts reflect current usage and highlight differences between written and spoken English.
  • A variety of high-interest readings include reviews, articles on current topics, and blogs that focus on student success.
  • Additional incremental practice helps learners better grasp concepts, while thematic exercises and integrated tasks offer more contextualized language use.
  • Step-by-step writing activities are supported by writing tips and pre-writing and editing tasks.
  • New Essential Online Resources include Student Book audio, Student Book answer key, Grammar Coach videos, and self-assessments.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition

 

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 12  NOUN CLAUSES

 

12-1   Introduction

12-2   Noun Clauses with Question Words

12-3   Noun Clauses with Whether or If

12-4   Question Words Followed by Infinitives

12-5   Noun Clauses with That

12-6   Quoted Speech

12-7   Reported Speech

12-8   Reported Speech: Modal Verbs in Noun Clauses

12-9   The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses

 

Chapter 13  ADJECTIVE CLAUSES

 

13-1   Adjective Clause Pronouns Used as the Subject

13-2   Adjective Clause Pronouns Used as the Object of a Verb

13-3   Adjective Clause Pronouns Used as the Object of a Preposition

13-4   Using Whose

13-5   Using Wherein Adjective Clauses

13-6   Using Whenin Adjective Clauses

13-7   Using Adjective Clauses to Modify Pronouns

13-8   Punctuating Adjective Clauses

13-9   Using Expressions of Quantity in Adjective Clauses

13-10 Using Which to Modify a Whole Sentence

13-11 Reducing Adjective Clauses to Adjective Phrases

 

Chapter 14  GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES, PART 1

 

14-1   Gerunds and Infinitives: Introduction

14-2   Common Verbs Followed by Gerunds

14-3   Common Verbs Followed by Infinitives

14-4   Infinitives with Objects

14-5   Common Verbs Followed by Either Infinitives or Gerunds

14-6   Using Gerunds as the Objects of Prepositions

14-7   Go + Gerund

14-8   Special Expressions Followed by -ing

14-9   It + Infinitive; Gerunds and Infinitives as Subjects

14-10 Reference List of Verbs Followed by Infinitives

14-11 Reference List of Verbs Followed by Gerunds

14-12 Reference List of Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds

 

Chapter 15  GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES, PART 2

 

15-1   Infinitive of Purpose: In Order To

15-2   Adjectives Followed by Infinitives

15-3   Using Infinitives with Too and Enough

15-4   Passive Infinitives and Gerunds:  Present

15-5   Past Forms of Infinitives and Gerunds

15-6   Using Gerunds or Passive Infinitives Following Need

15-7   Using Verbs of Perception

15-8   Using the Simple Form After Let and Help

15-9   Using Causative Verbs: Make, Have, Get

15-10 Using a Possessive to Modify a Gerund

 

Chapter 16  COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS

 

16-1   Parallel Structure

16-2   Parallel Structure: Using Commas

16-3   Punctuation for Independent Clauses; Connecting Them with And and But

16-4   Paired Conjunctions: Both . . . And; Not Only . . . But Also; Either . . . Or; Neither . . . Nor

 

Chapter 17  ADVERB CLAUSES

 

17-1   Introduction

17-2   Using Adverb Clauses to Show Time Relationships

17-3   Using Adverb Clauses to Show Cause and Effect

17-4   Expressing Contrast (Unexpected Result): Using Even Though

17-5   Showing Direct Contrast: While

17-6   Expressing Conditions in Adverb Clauses: If-Clauses

17-7   Shortened If-Clauses

17-8   Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using Whether or Not and Even If

17-9   Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using In Case

17-10 Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using Unless

17-11 Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using Only If

 

Chapter 18  REDUCTION OF ADVERB CLAUSES TO MODIFYING ADVERBIAL PHRASES

 

18-1   Introduction

18-2   Changing Time Clauses to Modifying Adverbial Phrases

18-3   Expressing the Idea of “During the Same Time” in Modifying Adverbial Phrases

18-4   Expressing Cause and Effect in Modifying Adverbial Phrases

18-5   Using Upon + -ing in Modifying Adverbial Phrases


 

Chapter 19  CONNECTIVES THAT EXPRESS CAUSE AND EFFECT, CONTRAST, AND CONDITION

 

19-1   Introduction

19-2     Using Because Of and Due To

19-3   Cause and Effect: Using Therefore, Consequently, and So

19-4   Summary of Patterns and Punctuation

19-5   Other Ways of Expressing Cause and Effect: Such . . . That and So . . . That

19-6   Expressing Purpose: Using So That

19-7   Showing Contrast (Unexpected Result)

19-8   Showing Direct Contrast

19-9   Expressing Conditions: Using Otherwise and Or (Else)

 

Chapter 20  CONDITIONAL SENTENCES AND WISHES


20-1   Overview of Basic Verb Forms Used in Conditional Sentences

20-2   Expressing Real Conditions in the Present or Future

20-3   Unreal (Contrary to Fact) in the Present or Future

20-4   Unreal (Contrary to Fact) in the Past

20-5   Using Progressive Verb Forms in Conditional Sentences

20-6   Using “Mixed Time” in Conditional Sentences

20-7   Omitting If

20-8   Implied Conditions

20-9   Wishes About thePresent and Past

20-10 Wishes About the Future; Use of Wish + Would

 

 

Appendix         SUPPLEMENTARY GRAMMAR CHARTS           

 

Unit A: Basic Grammar Terminology

A-1     Subjects, Verbs, and Objects

A-2     Adjectives

A-3     Adverbs

A-4     Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

A-5     Preposition Combinations with Adjectives and Adverbs

 

Unit B: Questions

B-1     Forms of Yes /No and Information Questions

B-2     Question Words

B-3     Shortened Yes/No Questions

B-4     Negative Questions

B-5     Tag Questions

 

Unit C: Contractions

 

Unit D: Negatives

D-1     Using Not and Other Negative Words

D-2     Avoiding Double Negatives

D-3     Beginning a Sentence with a Negative Word

 

Unit E:  Verbs

E-1     The Verb Be

E-2     Spelling of -ing and -ed Verb Forms

E-3     Overview of Verb Tenses

E-4     Summary of Verb Tenses

E-5     Regular Verbs:  Pronunciation of -ed Endings

E-6     Pronunciation of Final -s in Verbs and Nouns

E-7     Linking Verbs

E-8      Troublesome Verbs: Raise/Rise, Set/Sit, Lay/Lie

E-9     Irregular Verbs:  An Alphabetical Reference List

 

Listening Script

Index

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