Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide

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A major reference grammar offering comprehensive coverage of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. With its clear, two part structure, this is a user-friendly book from the world's leading English grammar publisher. The version with accompanying CD-ROM (Windows only) makes Cambridge Grammar of English even more accessible with: • The whole book in handy, searchable format. • Audio recordings of all the examples from the book. • Links to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary online for instant definitions of new vocabulary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521581660
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Grammar of English Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 984
  • Sales rank: 527,490
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Cambridge Grammar of English     1
From word to grammar: an A-Z     5
Spoken language
Introduction to grammar and spoken English     82
From utterance to discourse     92
From discourse to social contexts     104
Grammar and discourse
Grammar across turns and sentences     123
Grammar and academic English     140
Word and phrase classes
Introduction to word classes and phrase classes     155
The noun phrase     167
Nouns and determiners     176
Pronouns     197
Verb phrase 1: structure of verb phrases     213
Verb phrase 2: tense and aspect     217
Types of verb     227
Adjectives and adverbs
Adjectives and adjective phrases     236
Adverbs and adverb phrases     242
Prepositions and particles
Prepositions and prepositional phrases     250
Word formation
Word structure and word formation     258
Sentence and clause patterns
Introduction to sentences and clauses     269
Verb complementation     281
Clause types     290
Clause combination     304
Adjuncts     319
Present time     338
Past time     346
Future time     361
Notions and functions
Modality     377
Speech acts     408
Questions     424
Negation     434
Condition     448
Comparison     460
Information packaging
Word order and focus     472
The passive     476
Speech representation     488
Word clusters and grammar     503
Punctuation     506
English spelling     507
Numbers     512
Referring to the time     526
Units of measurement     527
Nationalities, countries and regions     528
Irregular verbs     529
North American English grammar     530
Glossary     539
Bibliography     540
Index     541
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