Travels through the English Sentence: Study and Practice in English Syntax

Travels through the English Sentence: Study and Practice in English Syntax

by Chenliang Sheng, Eugene Hammond
     
 

This work contains a combination of writing and grammar designed to provide a thorough study of English syntax. The book assumes that readers are familiar with basic grammatical terms such as "noun," "subject," and "clause" and reviews terminology that may be less familiar, such as "gerund" and "object complement." The authors go on to discuss the idiomatic options

Overview

This work contains a combination of writing and grammar designed to provide a thorough study of English syntax. The book assumes that readers are familiar with basic grammatical terms such as "noun," "subject," and "clause" and reviews terminology that may be less familiar, such as "gerund" and "object complement." The authors go on to discuss the idiomatic options and limits of English. Travels Through the English Sentence will provide a global learning experience through its use of sentence examples that illustrate the wisdom, wit, idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of different countries. The book is an effective teaching tool because it requires students to invent their own sentences using all the syntax patterns. Readers having trouble with certain terms will appreciate the book's index which allows for easy access to explanations. This pragmatic and detailed text will provide an enjoyable learning experience for those who want to learn the syntax and grammar of the English language. Written by a person who has himself learned English as a second language, Travels Through the English Sentence will appeal to students in intermediate and advanced ESL courses.

Editorial Reviews

Modern Language Journal
...some textbooks are excellent matches for specific teaching/learning situations. Travels Through the English Sentence is that kind of book, as as such deserves a close look from many of the teachers conducting the textbook hunt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761801184
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
12/19/1995
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Chenliang Sheng is Associate Professor in the Department of Literature and Language at Northern Kentucky University. Eugene Hammond is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Maryland. He is also author of several books on writing, including Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing (McGraw-Hill, 1988).

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