Grammar for Teachers: A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers / Edition 1

Grammar for Teachers: A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers / Edition 1

by Andrea DeCapua
ISBN-10:
0387763317
ISBN-13:
9780387763316
Pub. Date:
05/13/2009
Publisher:
Springer US

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Grammar for Teachers: A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers / Edition 1

The purpose of Grammar for Teachers is to encourage readers to develop a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. It approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive approach; however, throughout the book differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English are discussed. The book avoids jargon or excessive use of technical terminology. It makes the study of grammar interesting and relevant by presenting grammar in context and by using authentic material from a wide variety of sources.

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ISBN-13: 9780387763316
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 05/13/2009
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

What is Grammar?.- Morphology.- The Noun Phrase.- Adjectives and Adverbs.- to Verbs and Verb Phrases.- Time, Tense, and Aspect of Verbs.- Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Related Structures.- Basic Sentence Patterns and Major Variations.- Compound Sentences and Introduction to Complex Sentences: Adverbial Clauses.- Complex Sentences Continued Relative Clauses.- Complex Sentences Continued: Noun Clauses.- Verbal Constructions.- Erratum.

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