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Title:
English : an essential grammar
Author:
Nelson, Gerald, 1959-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Physical Description:
ix, 176 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415224499

9780415224505
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This clear guide to the grammar of modern English will help students read, speak and write English with greater confidence. Ideal for native speakers and learners alike, it begins with the basics, before progressing to more advanced topics.
The Grammarfocuses on both British and American usage, also exploring the differences and similarities between the two.
Features include:
* discussion of common problem areas
* guidance on sentence building and composition
* practical spelling rules
* explanation of grammar terms * appendix of irregular verbs


Author Notes

Gerald Nelson was, until recently, Senior Research Fellow at the Survey of English Usage, University College London. He is now Associate Professor at the Department of English, Hong Kong University.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 The Elements of a Simple Sentencep. 9
Chapter 2 Words and Word Classesp. 30
Chapter 3 Phrasesp. 78
Chapter 4 Sentences and Clausesp. 101
Chapter 5 Word Formation and Spellingp. 127
Appendixp. 150
Glossary of Termsp. 158
Further Readingp. 173
Indexp. 174