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

By Andrea DeCapua

The goal of Grammar for academics is to motivate readers to advance an effective figuring out of the use and serve as of grammatical buildings in American English. It techniques grammar from a descriptive instead of a prescriptive strategy; in spite of the fact that, in the course of the publication transformations among formal and casual language, and spoken and written English are mentioned. The booklet avoids jargon or over the top use of technical terminology. It makes the research of grammar attention-grabbing and correct by way of featuring grammar in context and by utilizing genuine fabric from a wide selection of sources.

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362 Yes/No Questions and Noun Clauses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Contents xvii Discovery job three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 part 2: suggested Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 different styles in stated Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Imperatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Exclamations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Formal Sequencing of Verb Tenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 Pronoun and different adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Say as opposed to inform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 mentioned Speech as influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 Discovery job four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 perform actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 resolution Key: bankruptcy eleven Discovery actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379 12 Verbal structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 part 1: Gerunds and Gerund words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384 Negation and Gerunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385 Discovery job 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385 Discovery job 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Possessive Gerunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 part 2: Participial words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 kinds of Participles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388 Discovery job three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391 Discovery task four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392 earlier Participles (-ed) in Participial words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393 Distinguishing the various -ed Participles . . . . . . . . . . . . 393 Discovery task five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393 Discovery task 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394 Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395 Passive Participial words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396 part three: Infinitives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 Infinitives as Direct gadgets of Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398 different styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399 Infinitives as topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four hundred Infinitives After Be + yes Adjectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 different buildings with Infinitives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 Base Verbs or “Bare Infinitives” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 Causative Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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