Concise English Grammar

Paperback | January 26, 2013

byV. K. Moothathu

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Grasp of essential concepts of grammar and their modern usage in day-to-day personal and professional life is a major challenge faced by young learners at all levels and streams of higher education in India. Concise English Grammar has been designed and created to suit the needs of first-yearundergraduate students of the arts as well as professional courses, and to equip them for advanced usage of English in their higher studies. This book brings together the core concepts of theoretical and descriptive grammar, both modern and conventional; elements of remedial English; vocabulary; and academic writing, in a single compilation, and provides numerous examples and exercises which call for the application of the student'sknowledge of grammar enabling them to assess their own progress. Each chapter is thoroughly cross-referenced, and written in an accessible, user-friendly manner, making it possible for students to derive maximum benefit from the book. Though created keeping the students of Kerala in mind, itswide-ranging coverage should be of value to all students and teachers of English as second language elsewhere as well.

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Grasp of essential concepts of grammar and their modern usage in day-to-day personal and professional life is a major challenge faced by young learners at all levels and streams of higher education in India. Concise English Grammar has been designed and created to suit the needs of first-yearundergraduate students of the arts as well a...

V.K. Moothathu is Former Professor in the Department of English at University College in Thiruvananthapuram.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:411 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198092261

ISBN - 13:9780198092261

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSECTION ONE: DESCRIPTIVE GRAMMAR1. The Sentence2. Elements of a Sentence3. More about Questions4. Word Classes5. Nouns6. Pronouns7. Articles and Other Determiners8. Adjectives9. Adverbs10. Degrees of Comparison11. Verbs12. Tenses13. Auxiliary Verbs14. Voice: Active and Passive15. Concord16. Prepositions17. Prepositional Phrases and Phrasal Verbs18. Direct and Indirect Speech19. Connectives20. Clause Types21. Synthesis of Sentences22. Transformation of Sentences23. Punctuation and CapitalsSECTION TWO: VOCABULARY24. Synonyms25. Synonymous Words with Related Meanings26. Words often Confused27. Antonyms28. Idioms and Phrases29. One-word SubstitutesSECTION THREE: REMEDIAL GRAMMAR30. Remedial GrammarSECTION FOUR: WRITTEN COMPOSITION31. Precis and Comprehension32. Expansion of Proverbs33. Dialogues34. Writing Stories from Outlines35. Short EssaysThe Author