English: An Essential Grammar by Gerald NelsonEnglish: An Essential Grammar by Gerald Nelson

English: An Essential Grammar

byGerald NelsonEditorGerald Nelson

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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English: An Essential Grammaris a concise and user-friendly guide to the grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English.

In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English grammar, beginning with the basics and going on to deal with phrase, clause and sentence structure. A fifth chapter deals with English word formation and spelling, including problem spellings and British and American spelling variants.

Features include:

  • discussion of points that often cause problems
  • guidance on sentence building and composition
  • practical spelling guidelines
  • explanation of grammatical terms
  • a set of exercises at the end of each chapter
  • appendix of irregular verbs.

With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, thisEssential Grammarwill help you read, speak and write English with greater confidence. It is ideal for everyone who would like to improve their knowledge of English grammar.

Gerald Nelsonis Professor in the English Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Reader in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, UK.

Title:English: An Essential GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415582962

ISBN - 13:9780415582964

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Table of Contents

Introduction.  1. The basic sentence elements  2. Words and word clauses  EXERCISES  3. Phrases  EXERCISES  4. Sentences and clauses  EXERCISES 5. Word formation and spelling  ANSWERS TO EXERCISES  APPENDIX: English Irregular Verbs.  Glossary of terms.  Further reading. Index