Schaum's Outline of English Grammar / Edition 2

Schaum's Outline of English Grammar / Edition 2

by Eugene H. Ehrlich, Daniel J. Murphy, Daniel Murphy
     
 

Schaum's Outlines include basic theory, definitions, and hundreds of sample problems solved in step-by-step detail and supplementary problems with answers. Schaum's Outlines have been favorably received and widely adopted by numberous colleges and technical schools. See more details below

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Schaum's Outlines include basic theory, definitions, and hundreds of sample problems solved in step-by-step detail and supplementary problems with answers. Schaum's Outlines have been favorably received and widely adopted by numberous colleges and technical schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070194847
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Schaum's Outline Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary of Grammatical Termsix
Chapter 1Principal Elements of the Sentence1
Verb1
Subject1
Direct Object2
Complement2
Indirect Object7
Modifiers8
Multiple-word Modifiers9
Clauses16
Phrases17
Chapter 2Nouns and Articles19
Nouns19
Noun Functions21
Types of Nouns28
Plural Forms of Nouns31
Possessive Forms of Nouns32
Collective Nouns33
Noun Clauses35
Articles36
Definite Article
Omission of the Definite Article
Indefinite Article
Choosing Between a and an
Chapter 3Verbs and Verbals38
Verbs38
Predicate39
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs40
Copulative (Linking) Verbs41
Auxiliary Verbs42
Shall and Will
Should and Would
Mood44
Uses of the Subjunctive Mood
Voice48
Number48
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Compound Subjects and Their Verbs
Collective Nouns and Their Verbs
Person54
Tense54
Principal Parts of the Verb
Selection of Tense
Agreement of Tenses
Present Tense for Ideas True for All Time
Consistency of Verbs62
Consistency of Voice
Consistency of Person
Consistency of Tense
Consistency of Mood
Verbals64
Infinitive64
Infinitive Phrases
Tenses of the Infinitive
Split Infinitives
Participle69
Tenses of the Participle
Gerund71
Verbals Used as Modifiers73
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers73
Dangling Participles
Misplaced Participles
Dangling Infinitives
Auxiliary Verbs and Infinitives in Compound Constructions75
Auxiliary Verbs
Infinitives
Parallel Structure and Verb Forms77
Chapter 4Pronouns79
Types of Pronouns82
Personal and Impersonal Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Intensive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun Agreement93
Plural and Singular Antecedents
Antecedents Joined by And, Or, or Nor
Collective Nouns
Singular Pronouns as Antecedents
Pronouns in the Subjective Case97
Pronouns in the Objective Case98
Pronouns as Objects of Verbals
Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions
Pronouns in the Possessive Case100
Pronouns as Appositives100
Chapter 5Adjectives102
Types of Adjectives102
Limiting Adjectives
Predicate Adjectives
Position of Adjectives105
Comparison of Adjectives106
Adjective Phrases107
Adjective Clauses107
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
That and Which with Adjective Clauses
Nouns Used as Adjectives110
Adjectives Used as Nouns
Participles as Adjectives111
Dangling Participles
Infinitives as Adjectives113
Chapter 6Adverbs115
Recognizing Adverbs116
Adverbs Ending in -ly
Recognizing Adverbs by Their Functions
Distinguishing Adverbs from Adjectives119
Comparison of Adverbs120
Nouns and Phrases Used as Adverbs121
Adverbial Clauses122
Conjunctive Adverbs124
Intensifiers125
Infinitives as Adverbs126
Chapter 7Prepositions and Conjunctions128
Prepositions128
Commonly Used Prepositions
Object of Preposition
Differentiating Prepositions from Other Parts of Speech
Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers
Conjunctions135
Answers137
Index151

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