Clear Grammar 4: Activities for Spoken and Written Communication / Edition 1

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Clear Grammar is a four-book grammar series for students at the beginning, high-beginning, low-intermediate, and high-intermediate levels. The Clear Grammar series teaches basic grammatical concepts, provides ample speaking and writing practice in grammatical structures and at varying cognitive levels, offers opportunities for students to check their progress while studying grammatical structures, and serves as a grammar reference that is written with language and terms that beginning students can understand without teacher assistance.

Lessons focus on one specific grammar point and include grammar presentations, lists of potential errors with corrections shown, written exercises, speaking activities, multiple choice exercises, and review tests.

Book 1 (beginning/high-beginning): the verb to be, regular verbs, possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, past tense of to be and regular verbs, wh- questions, word order, present progressive, count and noncount nouns, prepositions.

Book 2 (high-beginning/low-intermediate): articles, to be + going to, past tense of irregular verbs, how questions, frequency adverbs, object pronouns, one/other, the possessive, words that compare, modals, problem words.

Book 3 (low-intermediate/intermediate): two-word verbs, past progressive, present perfect, problematic time words, adverbs of manner, too/for, adjectives, used to, infinitives, gerunds, adverbs of purpose, sentence connectors, relative clauses.

Book 4 (high-intermediate/low-advanced): past perfect tense, word forms, conditionals (if clauses and wish), adverb clauses, noun clauses, reduction of adjective and adverb clauses, past modals, subject-verb agreement, review of prepositions, and review of verb tenses.

The workbook listed with each textbook is the companion workbook, designed to accompany and supplement the textbook as extra practice. Only the textbooks include the grammar instruction.

To determine which level is right for your students, try the online placement test.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472088867
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2003
  • Series: Clear Grammar
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

To the Teacher vii
Unit 1. Review of Book 3 1
Phrasal verbs
Past progressive tense
Past participle forms
Adverbs of manner and related terms
Prepositions after verbs and adjectives
Passive voice
Relative clauses
Infinitives and gerunds
VERB + direct or indirect object
Unit 2. Past Perfect Tense 19
Question form
Past perfect progressive tense
Negative form
Unit 3. Word Forms 33
Verb endings
Adjective endings
Adverb ending
Noun endings
Unit 4. Conditionals: If Clauses and Wish 48
The grammar of conditionals
Real conditions in the present and future
Unreal conditions in the present and future
Unreal conditions in the past
Progressive forms and mixed conditionals
Sentences with wish
Unit 5. Adverb Clauses 67
The grammar of adverb clauses
Adverb clauses of time
Adverb clauses of reason
Adverb clauses of opposition
Adverb clauses of direct contrast
Adverb clauses of condition
Adverb clauses of place
Adverb clauses of result
Adverb clauses of purpose
Adverb clauses of manner
Unit 6. Noun Clauses 90
Noun clauses: form and function
Usage 1 Noun clauses as embedded statements--that clauses
Usage 2 Noun clauses as embedded questions--wh- or yes-no clauses
Usage 3 Noun clauses following be + ADJECTIVE
Usage 4 Noun clauses as subject of the sentence
Usage 5 Noun clauses to stress importance or urgency (subjunctive mood)
Usage 6 Noun clauses in reported speech
Sequence of tenses
Reported questions and requests
Review of punctuation
Unit 7. Reduction of Clauses 122
Reduction of adjective clauses (including appositives)
More (advanced) reduction of adjective clauses
Reduction of adverb clauses
Prepositional phrases as reductions of adverb clauses
Unit 8. Past Modals 139
May have, might have
Could, be able to, could have
Would, used to, would have
Should have, ought to have
Had to, must have, had to have
Be supposed to, be going to
Unit 9. Subject-Verb Agreement 158
Singular and plural subjects and verbs
Intervening: with, along with, in addition to, as well as, including
Compound subjects + each/every
Pronouns -one, -body, any-, either, neither
Or, nor, either ... or, neither ... nor
Collective nouns
Nouns plural in form but singular in meaning
There/here and inverted word order
Who, which, that as subject
Subjects that are titles and example words
Unit 10. Review of Prepositions 175
Time and space: at, on, in
Possessive: of
Adverbs of manner: by, with
To, in order to vs. for
Adjectives + Prepositions
Adjectives/Participles + Prepositions
idioms (throughout the unit)
Unit 11. Review of Verb Tenses 189
Regular verbs vs. irregular verbs
Overview of verb tenses
Three principal parts: base, past, past participle
Simple tenses: present, past, future
Progressive tenses: present, past, future
Perfect tenses: present, past, future
Perfect progressive tenses: present, past, future
Unit 12. Review of Book 4 216
Past perfect
Word forms
Adverb clauses
Noun clauses
Reduction of adjective and adverb clauses
Past modals
Subject-verb agreement
Verb tense review
Answer Key 227
Index 239
Index to Books 1-4 243
Final Test 249
Diagnostic Test 253
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