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A student's introduction to English grammar / Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum.

By: Huddleston, Rodney D.
Contributor(s): Pullum, Geoffrey K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006Edition: 1st ed., Reprinted with correction.Description: viii, 312 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0521612888 (pbk.); 9780521612883.Subject(s): English language -- Grammar | | Humanities, English October2018DDC classification: 425 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
A rapid overview -- Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood -- Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts -- Nouns and noun phrases -- Adjectives and adverbs -- Prepositions and preposition phrases -- Negation and related phenomena -- Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing -- Subordination and content clauses -- Relative clauses -- Grade and comparison -- Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs -- Coordination and more -- Information packaging in the clause -- Morphology: words and lexemes.
Summary: "This book is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises and a wealth of other features, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English not only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature departments and schools of education. Students will achieve an accurate understanding of grammar that will both enhance their language skills and provide a solid grounding for further linguistic study."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index.

A rapid overview -- Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood -- Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts -- Nouns and noun phrases -- Adjectives and adverbs -- Prepositions and preposition phrases -- Negation and related phenomena --
Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing -- Subordination and content clauses -- Relative clauses -- Grade and comparison -- Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs --
Coordination and more -- Information packaging in the clause -- Morphology: words and lexemes.

"This book is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises and a wealth of other features, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English not only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature departments and schools of education. Students will achieve an accurate understanding of grammar that will both enhance their language skills and provide a solid grounding for further linguistic study."--Jacket.

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