Oxford Modern English Grammar

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Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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New Oxford English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to grammar usage. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of the unrivalled language monitoring of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme. Arranged in three clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly and engagingly. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate students of all disciplines, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how to use it.

The Oxford English Grammar(H)

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Author: Sidney Greenbaum

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198612506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 652

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Covers written and spoken British and American English and reviews grammar, usage, punctuation, and phonetics

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

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Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Oxford's new and definitive guide to grammar is written by a leading expert in the field and covers both British and American English. Its impressive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly. An authoritative and engaging guide to what grammar is and how it can be used.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

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Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 3762

Oxford's new and definitive guide to grammar is written by a leading expert in the field and covers both British and American English. Its impressive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly. An authoritative and engaging guide to what grammar is and how it can be used.

Oxford guide to English grammar

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Author: John Eastwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194313346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

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The Oxford Guide to English Grammar is a systematic account of grammatical forms and the way they are used in modern standard English. It is designed for learners at intermediate and advanced levels and for teachers, and is equally suitable for quick reference to details or for the moreleisured study of grammatical topics. The emphasis is on meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern, and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

Modern English Grammar

Structure, Meanings, and Usage

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Author: K.S. Yadurajan

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780198082958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Focusing on how the English language works in the Indian context, this book discusses all the critical components of modern English grammar: from finite and non-finite verb and gerunds and the infinitive to different kinds of clauses, tense, active and passive voice, punctuation, phrasal verbs, etc.

Explaining English Grammar

A Guide to Explaining Grammar for Teachers of English as a Second Or Foreign Language.

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Author: George Yule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371728

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

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The aim of this book is to provide teachers with a fresh approach to thinking about English grammar, Each chapter focuses on a problematic area, for example "Articles", "Conditionals", and "Direct and indirect speech". First the basic grammatical form is described, and then the meaning distinctions conveyed by particular forms. The final section of each chapter shows how meaning can be shaped by context and communicative purpose. The book includes exercises, teaching ideas, and a glossary.

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

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Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780198609476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and writing style. DT Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom DT Broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world DT Wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A. S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals

Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

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Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966918X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

The Oxford Reference Grammar

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Author: Sidney Greenbaum,E. S. C. Weiner

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780198600442

Category: English language

Page: 410

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The Oxford Reference Grammar is a readable and up-to-date guide to modern English grammar. Designed for native English-speakers around the world, it presents the key points from Sidney Greenbaum's authoritative work The Oxford English Grammar in a concise and accessible form for the non-specialist. The Oxford Reference Grammar gives invaluable guidance on all aspects of word types verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns and word structures, including phrases, clauses, and sentences.Arranged thematically, it describes grammar as it is in use today, giving evidence of use in hundreds of quotations based on English as it is really spoken and written. Text is broken up into digestible, easy-to-follow sections and is complemented by a full glossary of grammatical terms and an introductory chapter on the history of the English language and its grammar.

The Little Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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Author: Sylvia Chalker

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780198602101

Category: English language

Page: 280

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Designed as both an accessible introduction and lasting reference guide to English grammar, this Dictionary contains all the accepted grammatical terms used in English today, along with some of the old traditional names. Its clear A-Z arrangement makes it easy for the user to locate an individual item. At the same time, over twenty tables and diagrams and careful cross-referencing help to explain grammar as a coherent and meaningful system. An appendix, new to this revised edition, covers many of the common problems encountered in writing English and shows you how to avoid them.

English for the Natives

Discover the Grammar You Don't Know You Know

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Author: Harry Ritchie

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1848548389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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'My first English lesson was grammar with the terrifying Mrs Petrie. She spent the entire time marching up and down the classroom, thwacking various items of school furniture with a ruler while she banged on about the ING part of the verb. I sat there, vibrating with fear, desperately trying to figure out what on earth she could mean. Irregular Negative Gerund? Intransitive Nominative Genitive? It was only years later, when I was teaching English to foreign students, that I realised that English grammar wasn't obscure and wilfully difficult but a fascinating subject which I was already brilliant at - and this book will prove that you are too.' Forget the little you think you know about English grammar and start afresh with this highly entertaining and accessible guide. English for the Natives outlines the rules and structures of our language as they are taught to foreign students - and have never before been explained to us. Harry Ritchie also examines the grammar of dialects as well as standard English and shows how non-standard forms are just as valid. With examples from a wide variety of sources, from Ali G to John Betjeman, Margaret Thatcher to Match of the Day, this essential book reveals some surprising truths about our language and teaches you all the things you didn't know you knew about grammar.

Syntactic Gradience

The Nature of Grammatical Indeterminacy

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Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199219265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This is the first exhaustive investigation of gradience in syntax, conceived of as grammatical indeterminacy. It looks at gradience in English word classes, phrases, clauses and constructions, and examines how it may be recognized, defined, and differentiated. Bas Aarts considers the degree to which gradience is a grammatical phenomenon or a by-product of imperfect linguistic description, and makes a series of linked proposals for its theoretical formalization. His book will appeal to scholars and students of language and syntactic theory in departments of linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science.

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

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Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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This invaluable reference work offers the best advice on English usage, drawing on the unrivalled resources of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme and language monitoring.

The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language

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Author: Rodney D. Huddleston,Geoffrey K. Pullum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521431460

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1842

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The definitive new grammatical description of international Standard English for contemporary specialists in the language.

Introduction to the Grammar of English

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Author: Rodney Huddleston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 483

View: 1949

This textbook provides a thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar. For practical reasons the author concentrates on Standard English and only selected aspects of its regional variation. The book is written for students who may have no previous knowledge of linguistics and little familiarity with 'traditional' grammar. All grammatical terms, whether traditional or more recent, are therefore carefully explained, and in the first three chapters the students is introduced to the theoretical concepts and methodological principles needed to follow the later descriptive chapters. Nevertheless, the book is more than a straightforward 'grammar of English'. Rodney Huddleston does not espouse any formalised contemporary model of syntax and morphology, but he adopts the framework of modern 'structural' linguistics, in a very broad understanding of that term. The grammatical categories postulated derive from a study of the combinational and contrastive relationships the words and other forms enter into, and Dr Huddleston pays particular attention to the problem of choosing between alternative analyses and justifying the analysis he proposes. In this sense his book is addressed to the student of linguistics, who will find Introduction to the Grammar of English a much needed foundation for more advanced work in theoretical linguistics.