Communicate What You Mean: A Concise Advanced Grammar / Edition 2

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Now in its second edition, this book helps English learners gain an excellent foundation in English grammar through numerous exercises and discussion topics. Uses discussion topics such as pollution, politics, and cultural differences to present grammar structures and oral and written exercises. For advanced ESL learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135201077
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 2/11/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 311
  • Sales rank: 741,653
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents



Lesson One

1-1 Present Time

1-2 Non-continuous Verbs

1-3 Past Time to Present Time

1-4 Past Time

1-5 Future Time

1-6 Adverbial Time Expressions

Lesson Two

2-1 Past Perfect

2-2 Past Perfect Continuous

Lesson Three

3-1 Future Continuous

3-2 Future Perfect and Future Perfect continuous

Practice Exam


Lesson Four

4-1 Coordinating Conjunctions and Parallel Structure

4-2 Connecting Complete Sentences

4-3 Connecting more Than Two Sentences

Lesson Five

5-1 Correlative Conjunctions: Either … Or

5-2 Correlative Conjunctions: Neither … Nor

5-3 Correlative Conjunctions: Not only … But also

5-4 Correlative Conjunctions: Both ... And

Lesson Six

6-1 Conjunctive Adverbs

6-2 Position and Punctuation of Conjunctive Adverbs

Practice Exam


Lesson Seven

7-1 Basics of Indirect Speech

7-2 Reporting Statements

7-3 Reporting Questions and Answers

7-4 Reporting Commands and Requests

7-5 Reporting Exclamations

Practice Exam


Lesson Eight

8-1 Adverbial Clauses

8-2 Sequence of Tenses

8-3 Building Sentences with Adverb Clauses

8-4 Reduction of Adverb Clauses

Practice Exam

Lesson Nine

9-1 Adjective Clauses

9-2 Necessary vs. Unnecessary Adjective Clauses

9-3 Grammatical Functions of Relative Pronouns

9-4 Unnecessary Adjective Clauses That Refer to Complete Sentences

9-5 Reduction of Adjective Clauses

Practice Exam

Lesson Ten

10-1 Noun Clauses

10-2 -Ever Words in Noun Clauses

10-3 Noun Clauses Beginning with That

10-4 Subjunctive form of the Verb in Noun Clauses

Practice Exam


Lesson Eleven

11-1 Forming the Passive

11-2 Using the Pressure

11-3 Indirect Objects and Direct Objects as Passive Subjects

PART 6: Modal Auxiliaries

Lesson Twelve

12-1 Advisability vs. Necessity

12-2 Past Regrets and Criticisms: Should, Ought to

12-3 Logical Conclusion vs. Expectation

12-4 Suggestions: Could

1205 Possibilities: May, Might, Could

12-6 Possibilities and Impossibilities

12-7 Degrees of Certainty

Practice Elam


Lesson Thirteen

13-1 Future Real vs. Present/Future Unreal

13-2 Past Unreal

13-3 Replacing If

13-4 Mixed Conditional Sentences

Practice Exam


Lesson Fourteen

14-1 Simple Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases

14-2 Phrase Functioning as Subject and Subject Combined

14-3 Infinitive/Infinitive Phrase Functioning as Direct Object

14-4 Infinitive/Infinitive Phrase Functioning as Adjective and Adjective Complement

14-5 Infinitive/Infinitive Phrase Functioning as Adverb

14-6 Reduction with Infinitive Phrases

14-7 Infinitive/Infinitive Phrase with Enough and Too

Practice Exam

Lesson Fifteen

15-1 Gerunds

15-2 Gerund/Gerund Phrase Functioning as Subject and Subject Complement

15-3 Gerund/Gerund Phrase Functioning as Direct Order

15-4 Gerund as Direct Object vs. Infinitive as Direct Object

15-5 Gerund/Gerund Phrase Functioning as Object of a preposition

Practice Exam

Appendix 1: Irregular Verbs

Appendix 2 Modal Auxiliaries

Appendix 3: Verbs Followed by infinitives

Appendix 4: Verbs Followed by Gerunds

Appendix 5: Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives


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