Canadian Grammar Spectrum 5: Reference and Practice

Paperback | November 10, 2011

byJohn Eastwood

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Canadian Grammar Spectrum is a series of grammar reference and practice books for ESL students. The books are set up in two-page spreads: a brief grammar explanation followed by exercises. The books are suitable as in-class resources, homework tools, or self-study aids.

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Canadian Grammar Spectrum is a series of grammar reference and practice books for ESL students. The books are set up in two-page spreads: a brief grammar explanation followed by exercises. The books are suitable as in-class resources, homework tools, or self-study aids.

John Eastwood studied at Bristol and Leeds Universities. He taught English in German secondary schools before joining the English Language Teaching Development Unit of Oxford University Press. He has been a freelance author for over 30 years. John has worked on courses for German schools and has written a number of grammar books for Ox...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 10.5 × 7.5 × 0.25 inPublished:November 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195448340

ISBN - 13:9780195448344

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VerbsPresent progressive or simple present?Past progressive or simple past?Present perfect or simple past (1)Present perfect or simple past (2)Present perfect or present perfect progressive?Will and be going toPresent tenses for the futureWill be doingShort forms (it's, don't)Questions, negatives, and answersWh- questionsPrepositions in wh- questionsNegative statementsModal verbsAbility: can, could, and be able toPossibility and certainty: may, might, could, must, etc.Should, ought to, had better, and be supposed toAsking people to do thingsThe PassiveActive and passive (1)Active and passive (2)The Infinitive and the -ing formVerb + to-infinitive or verb + -ing form?Verb + -object + to-infinitive or -ing formQuestion word + to-infinitiveAdjective + to-infinitiveFor with the to-infinitiveThe infinitive with and without toAfraid to do or afraid of doing?See it happen or see it happening?Nouns and ArticlesAgreementA/an and theA/an, one, and someCars or the cars?Prison, school, bed, etc.On Friday, for lunch, etc.This, my, some, a lot of, etc.The possessive form and ofPronounsRelfexive pronounsEveryone, something, etc.Adjectives and adverbsInteresting and interestedAdjective or adverbAdverbs and word orderPrepositionsPrepositions of placeFor, since, ago, and earlierVerbs with Prepositions and AdverbsVerb + object + prepositionPhrasal verbsReported SpeechReported speech: person, place, and timeReported speech: the tense changeReported questionsReported requests, offers, etc.Relative ClausesRelative clauses with who, which, and thatRelative structures with whose, what, and itConditionalsConditionalsLinking WordsBut, although, in spite of, whereas, etc.To, in order to, so that, and for