An Introduction to English Grammar, Longman Grammar, Syntax by Sidney Greenbaum, Gerald Nelson

By Sidney Greenbaum, Gerald Nelson

English Language and its utilization became super emotive matters in contemporary years.  routine discussions within the media have highlighted a starting to be call for for a go back to the research of language after many years of neglect.An creation to English Grammar is among the many profitable grammars at the linguistics record with the 1st version promoting tremendous well.  The publication is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college kids, lecturers and normal readers which deals assurance of grammatical subject matters with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises.Clear and concise, this a lot wanted moment variation may be of colossal worth to scholars who've very little event of learning English grammar.

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20. The lecturer explained the functions of subjects. That man is my father. Tell me the result of the match. I’m baking a cake. The Department has offered me a post. Joan is good at mathematics. Don’t take offence. You can put your clothes in the washing machine now. I’m working for my father during the spring break. Pay attention. It is much colder today. Norman speaks Russian fluently. I thought the interviewer rather intimidating. My sister has recovered from her operation. Nobody was in, to my surprise.

5–7): The Parts of the Simple Sentence 21 [1] A heavy snowfall has blocked the mountain passes. However, in [2] below a heavy snowfall is the direct object and in [3] the mountain passes is the subject: [2] [3] They encountered a heavy snowfall. The mountain passes are now open. We therefore see that identical phrases may have different functions in different sentences. Turning back to [1], we can combine the descriptions by structure and function. A heavy snowfall is a noun phrase functioning as subject, and the mountain passes is a noun phrase functioning as direct object.

It has become a leader of a brand-new industry. 5. The focus of the project is DNA recombination. 6. DNA recombination is the transfer of pieces of DNA from one type of organism to another. 7. The leaders of the company are research scientists. 8. They are also shareholders of the company. 9. All the shareholders seem happy with the progress of the company. 10. They do not feel afraid of competition. 12 Intransitive verbs and adverbials (cf. 9) Underline the adverbials in the sentences below. Some sentences may have more than one adverbial.

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