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Grammar Express: Book & A/k


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Grammar Express is an intermediate to high-intermediate text that features four-page units that present and practice key grammar points. The text's concise, easy-to-follow format is organized into 76 thematic units featuring:

  • A cartoon or piece of realia presenting the target grammar in a meaningful context to raise student interest and involvement.
  • Clear grammar charts presenting the target grammar in all its forms.
  • Quick, self-access activities allowing students to discover the target grammar and manipulate its forms before they start studying its uses.
  • Concise grammar explanations and multiple examples focusing on the meaning and uses of the target grammar.
  • Two full pages of controlled practice exercises, including fill-ins, matching, multiple choice, and writing/editing skill builders.
  • In addition, the text features:
    • Fifteen SelfTests (one at the end of each part) offering additional opportunities for review and practice.
    • A complete Answer Key to all self-check activities, practice exercises, and SelfTests.
    • A dual platform CD-ROM (for PC and Macintosh) contains additional editing practice for in-class or self-study. The exercises include sentence-level and paragraph-level error correction correlated to every grammar point in the Student Book.

      Grammar Express
      has self-contained units that may be used in any order with any grammar course. It may be used as a classroom text or as a self-study handbook.

Title:Grammar Express: Book & A/kFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.36 × 8.1 × 0.61 inPublished:November 24, 1999Publisher:PEARSON LONGMANLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0201520737

ISBN - 13:9780201520736

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Table of Contents

Grammar Express



Part I: Present and Imperative


Unit 1:              Present Progressive
(I am studying.)


Unit 2:             Simple Present Tense
(I study.)


Unit 3:             Non-Action Verbs
(I understand.)


Unit 4:             Present Progressive and Simple Present Tense
(I am studying. / I study.)


Unit 5:              Imperative
(Study! / Don't Study!)


SelfTest I



Part II: Past


Unit 6:              Simple Past Tense: Affirmative Statements

(I studied.)


Unit 7:              Simple Past Tense: Negative Statements and Questions
(I didn't study. / Did you study?)


Unit 8:              Used to
(I used to study.)


Unit 9:              Past Progressive
(I was studying.)


Unit 10:            Past Progressive and Simple Past Tense
(I was studying. / I studied.)


SelfTest II



Part III: Present Perfect and Past Perfect


Unit 11:           Present Perfect: Since and For
(I have studied since May. / I have studied for a month.)


Unit 12:            Present Perfect: Already and Yet
(I have already studied. / I haven't studied yet.)


Unit 13:            Present Perfect: Indefinite Past
(I have studied.)


Unit 14:            Present Perfect and Simple Past Tense
(I have studied. / I studied.)


Unit 15:            Present Perfect Progressive
(I have been studying.)


Unit 16:            Present Perfect and Present Perfect Progressive
(I have studied. / I have been studying.)


Unit 17:           Past Perfect
(I had studied.)


Unit 18:           Past Perfect Progressive
(I had been studying.)


SelfTest III



Part IV: Future and Future Perfect


Unit 19:            Future: Be going to and Will
(I am going to study. / I will study.)


Unit 20:           Future : Contrast
Be going to, Will, Simple Present Tense, Present Progressive


Unit 21:            Future Time Clauses
(I will call you after I study.)


Unit 22:            Future Progressive
(I will be studying.)


Unit 23:           Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive
(I will have studied. / I will have been studying.)


SelfTest IV



Part V: Wh- Questions, Tag Questions, Additions


Unit 24:            Wh - Questions: Subject and Predicate
(Who studied? / Who did you study?)


Unit 25:           Tag Questions
(You studied, didn't you? / You didn't study, did you?)


Unit 26:           Additions with So, Too, Neither and Not either
(I studied, and so did he. / I didn't study, and neither did she.)


SelfTest V



Part VI: Modals (I)


Unit 27:            Ability : Can, Could, Be able to
(I can study for hours.)


Unit 28:           Permission : May, Can, Could, Do you mind if . . . ?
(May I study on my own?)


Unit 29:           Requests : Will, Can, Would, Could, Would you mind . . . ?
(Will you study with me?)


Unit 30:           Advice : Should, Ought to, Had better
(You should study English.)


Unit 31:           Suggestions : Could, Why don't . . . ?, Why not . . . ?, Let's, How about . . . ?
(Why not study English?)


Unit 32:           Preferences : Prefer, Would prefer, Would rather
(I would prefer studying Spanish.)


SelfTest VI



Part VII: Modals (II)


Unit 33:           Necessity : Have (got) to and Must
(I've got to study harder. / I must study harder.)


Unit 34:           Choice : Don't have to; No Choice: Must not and Can't
(I don't have to leave. / I must not leave.)


Unit 35:           Expectations : Be supposed to
(I'm supposed to study.)


Unit 36:           Future Possibility : May, Might, Could
(I may study there next year.)


Unit 37:           Assumptions : May, Might, Could, Must, Have (got) to, Can't
(She must be a good student.)


Unit 38:           Advisability in the Past: Should have, Ought to have, Could have, Might have
(I should have studied harder when I was young.)


Unit 39:           Speculations about the Past: May have, Might have, Can't have, Could have, Must have, Had to have
(He may have been a good student in his youth.)


SelfTest VII



Part VIII: Adjectives and Adverbs


Unit 40:            Adjectives and Adverbs
(quick / quickly)


Unit 41:           Participial Adjectives
(interesting / interested)


Unit 42:            Adjectives and Adverbs: Equatives
(as quick as / as quickly as)


Unit 43:            Adjectives: Comparatives
(quicker than)


Unit 44:            Adjectives: Superlatives
(the quickest)


Unit 45:            Adverbs: Comparatives and Superlatives
(more quickly than / the most quickly)


SelfTest VIII



Part IX: Gerunds and Infinitives


Unit 46:            Gerunds: Subject and Object
(Studying is important. / I enjoy studying.)


Unit 47:            Gerunds after Prepositions
(interested in studying / tired of studying)


Unit 48:            Infinitives after Certain Verbs
(I want to study.)


Unit 49:            Infinitives after Certain Adjectives and Certain Nouns
(easy to study / time to study)


Unit 50:            Infinitives with Too and Enough
(too late to study / early enough to study)


Unit 51:           Infinitives of Purpose
(go home to study)


Unit 52:           Gerunds and Infinitives
(stop studying / stop to study)


Unit 53:           Make , Have , Let , Help , and Get
(make him study / get him to study)


SelfTest IX



Part X: Phrasal Verbs


Unit 54:            Phrasal Verbs: Inseparable
(run into a classmate)


Unit 55:           Phrasal Verbs: Separable
(look a word up)


SelfTest X



Part XI: Nouns, Quantifiers, Articles, Reflexive and Reciprocal Nouns


Unit 56:            Nouns
(college, Boston College, chalk, students)


Unit 57:           Quantifiers
(a lot of, a few, little)


Unit 58:            Articles: Indefinite and Definite
(a / the)


Unit 59:            ø (No Article) and The
(students / the students)


Unit 60:           Reflexive Pronouns and Reciprocal Pronouns
(ourselves / each other)


SelfTest XI



Part XII: The Passive


Unit 61:           The Passive: Overview
(is done / was done / has been done)


Unit 62:           The Passive with Modals
(must be done)


Unit 63:           The Passive Causative
(have something done)


SelfTest XII



Part XIII: The Conditional


Unit 64:           Factual Conditionals: Present
(If I study, I get good grades.)


Unit 65:            Factual Conditionals: Future
(If I study, I will get good grades.)


Unit 66:           Unreal Conditionals: Present
(If I studied, I would get good grades.)


Unit 67:           Unreal Conditionals: Future
(If I had studied, I would have gotten good grades.)


Unit 68:            Wish: Present and Past
(I wish I studied here. / I wish I had studied here.)


SelfTest XIII



Part XIV: Adjective Clauses


Unit 69:            Adjective Clauses with Subject Relative Pronouns
(someone who studies)


Unit 70:            Adjective Clauses with Object Relative Pronouns
(something that I study / the school where I study)


Unit 71:            Adjective Clauses: Identifying and Non-Identifying
(I have a friend who studies here. / My best friend, who knows you, studies here.)


SelfTest XIV



Part XV: Indirect Speech


Unit 72:            Direct and Indirect Speech: Imperatives
("Study!" / She told me to study.)


Unit 73:           Indirect Speech: Statements (1)
(She said that she was going to study.)


Unit 74:            Indirect Speech: Statements (2)
(She said she had studied.)


Unit 75:            Indirect Questions
(She asked me if I was studying.)


Unit 76:            Embedded Questions
(She wanted to know what I studied.)


SelfTest XV





Appendix 1:    Irregular Verbs


Appendix 2:   Common Non-action (Stative) Verbs


Appendix 3:    Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund (Base Form of Verb + -ing)


Appendix 4:    Common Verbs Followed by the Infinitive (To + Base Form of Verb)


Appendix 5:    Verbs Followed by Objects and the Infinitive


Appendix 6:    Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infinitive


Appendix 7:    Common Verb + Preposition Combinations


Appendix 8:   Common Adjective + Preposition Combinations


Appendix 9:    Common Adjectives that Can Be Followed by the Infinitive


Appendix 10: Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives, Adverbs, and Quantifiers


Appendix 11: Common Participial Adjectives


Appendix 12: Some Adjectives that Form the Comparative and Superlative in Two Ways


Appendix 13: Common Reporting Verbs


Appendix 14: Common Time Word Changes in Indirect Speech


Appendix 15: Common Phrases Introducing Embedded Questions


Appendix 16: Verbs and Expressions Commonly Used Reflexively


Appendix 17: Some Common Phrasal Verbs


Appendix 18: Some Common Irregular Plural Nouns


Appendix 19: Spelling Rules for the Present Progressive


Appendix 20: Spelling Rules for the Simple Present Tense: Third-Person Singular
(he, she, it)


Appendix 21: Spelling Rules for the Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs


Appendix 22: Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and Superlative (-est) of Adjectives


Appendix 23: Spelling Rules for Adverbs Ending in -ly


Appendix 24: Contractions with Verb Forms


Appendix 25: Punctuation Rules for Direct Speech


Appendix 26: Pronunciation Table


Appendix 27: Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present Tense: Third-Person   

Singular (he, she, it)


Appendix 28: Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs