Grammar for English Language Teachers / Edition 2

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An invaluable resource helping teachers at all levels of experience to develop their understanding of English grammar. Grammar for English Language Teachers is designed to help practising and trainee teachers to develop their knowledge of English grammar systems. It encourages teachers to appreciate factors that affect grammatical choices, and evaluates the 'rules of thumb' presented to learners in course materials. Consolidation exercises provide an opportunity for teachers to test these rules against real language use and to evaluate classroom and reference materials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521712040
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/14/2010
  • Edition description: Teachers Guide
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 479
  • Sales rank: 166,282
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Thanks v

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Part A Words

Introduction to Part A 6

1 Nouns 9

2 Articles 25

3 Quantifiers 36

4 Adjectives 51

5 Adverbs 61

6 Comparatives and superlatives 79

7 Prepositions 94

8 Verbs (introduction) 106

9 Combining words 124

Part B More about verbs and related forms

Introduction to Part B 138

10 Multiword verbs and verbal expressions 140

11 Modal verbs 152

12 Infinitive and -ing forms of verbs 170

13 The present 188

14 The future 200

15 The past 218

16 The present perfect 235

17 used to and would 250

18 Reported and direct speech 257

19 Conditional sentences 272

Part C Sentence constituents and word order

Introduction to Part C 290

20 Sentence constituents: basic principles 292

21 Sentence constituents: major variants 315

22 Passive constructions 330

23 Discourse markers 345

24 Ellipsis and substitution 367

Part D Complex sentences

Introduction to Part D 384

25 Finite adverbial clauses 386

26 Noun clauses 398

27 Relative clauses 406

28 Non-finite clauses 418

29 Defining and non-defining phrases and clauses 433

30 Complex sentences: integrating the elements 442

Part E Researching language

Research activities 456

Phonemic symbols 460

Index 461

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