Canadian Grammar Spectrum 8: Reference and Practice

Paperback | August 15, 2012

byGeorge Yule

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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.

George Yule has worked as an English teacher in Britain, Canada, Jamaica, and Saudi Arabia. He has also taught Applied Linguistics in the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawaii, Louisiana State, and Minnesota.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 10.5 × 7.5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195448375

ISBN - 13:9780195448375

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Table of Contents

SentencesLinking verbsCompound and complex sentencesTensesPresent perfect or simple past?Past perfect or simple past?FutureModal verbsComplex modalsModals of prediction, willingness, habits, and preferencesModals of deduction, obligation, and adviceNegatives and questionsNegatives and questionsNegative questions and question tagsNegative wordsQuestion wordsOther question typesThe passivePassives with modals, infinitives, and gerundsPassives with by-phrases and getNouns and articlesPossessive and compound nounsArticles and nouns in speechDeterminers and quantifiersAll and both, half and whole, each and every, either and neither(A) few and (a) little, fewer/fewest and less/least, and other quantifiersPronouns and substitutionReflexive and reciprocal pronounsEmpty subjects it and thereSubstitution: one and ones, so and do soEllipsisAdjectives and adverbsParticiple adjectives, compound adjectives, and adjectives as nounsAdverbs of degree, manner, viewpoint, and commentEquatives, comparatives, and superlativesPrepositionsPrepositions of movement and place: from, across, along, etc.Prepositions used for connections or exceptionsPhrasal verbsInfinitives and gerundsComplex infinitives and gerundsAdjectives, nouns, and pronouns with infinitives and gerundsReportingReporting statements and questionsReporting orders, requests, advice, and opinionsNoun clausesNoun clauses with adjectives, the subjunctive, and shouldUses of noun clausesRelative clausesReduced relative clausesRelative clauses with possessives, pronouns, and prepositionsRelative clauses with where, what, whatever, etc.ConditionalsMixed conditionals; order and punctuation in conditionalsOnly if, even if, unless, whether, if so, etc.Adverbial clausesPurpose clauses and result clausesContrast clauses and reduced adverbial clausesConnectors and focus structuresAdding and contrasting connectorsResult and time connectors; listing connectorsFocus structures