Canadian Grammar Spectrum 6: Reference and Practice

Paperback | January 24, 2012

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:January 24, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195448359

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VerbsState verbs and action verbsSimple past, past progressive, and past perfectPresent and past tensesWhen I get there, before you leave, etc.Will have done and was going toThe futureEmphatic doQuestions, negatives, and answersSubject/object questionsWho, what, or which?Negative questionsModal verbsSuggestions, offers, and invitationsWill, would, shall, and shouldIt may/could/must have been, etc.The PassiveSpecial passive structuresTo be done and being doneThe Infinitive and the -ing formLike, start, etc.Remember, regret, try, etc.Verb/adjective + preposition + -ing formUsed to do and be used to doingPreposition or linking word + -ing formSome structures with the -ing formNouns and ArticlesPair nouns and group nounsTwo nouns togetherPrison, school, bed, etc.Quite a, such a, what a, etc.This, my, some, a lot of, etc.All, half, most, some, no, and noneEvery, each, whole, both, either, and neitherPronounsEmphatic pronouns and each otherAdjectives and adverbsThe elderly, the rich, etc.Adjective or adverb?Comparative and superlative patterns (1)Comparative and superlative patterns (2)Yet, still, and alreadyToo and enoughPrepositionsDuring or while? By or until? As or like?Noun + preposition (trouble with)Adjective + preposition (proud of)Verbs with Prepositions and AdverbsPhrasal verbs (1)Phrasal verbs (2)Verb + adverb + prepositionRelative ClausesThe relative pronoun as objectPrepositions in relative clausesThe use of relative clausesRelative pronouns and relative adverbsRelative clauses: participle and to-infinitiveConditionals and WishIf, when, unless, and in caseWish and if onlyLinking WordsLinking wordsLinks across sentences