Modern English Grammar: Structure, Meanings, and Usage

Paperback | December 30, 2013

byK. S. Yadurajan

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Authoritative, comprehensive, and definitive, this book takes a fresh look at how the English language works in the Indian context. Broadly divided into two parts - "The Parts of Speech" and "Sentence Structure" - the volume illustrates critical components of modern English grammar: finite andnon-finite verb, gerunds and the infinitive, different kinds of clauses, tense, active and passive voice, punctuation, phrasal verbs, etc. Setting the context for later discussion, the Introduction dwells on the study of grammar, the parts of speech, units of structure, and functions in thesentences. The book devotes special attention to clarify concepts, constructions, and usages, with each chapter providing considerable examples to illustrate the issues discussed and exercises to test students' understanding. The focus remains on guiding anybody to construct grammatically correct sentencesand develop the ability to think analytically and arrive at significant conclusions. In addition, the book includes two "Appendices" on word formation and irregular verbs.

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Authoritative, comprehensive, and definitive, this book takes a fresh look at how the English language works in the Indian context. Broadly divided into two parts - "The Parts of Speech" and "Sentence Structure" - the volume illustrates critical components of modern English grammar: finite andnon-finite verb, gerunds and the infinitive...

K.S. Yadurajan, former Professor of English in the Department of Extension Services, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages at Hyderabad (now The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad), is a well-known language expert, educationist, and author.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:December 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198082959

ISBN - 13:9780198082958

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Table of Contents

Introduction - The Study of GrammarGrammar, Idiom, and UsageThe Parts of SpeechUnits of StructureBasic Sentence TypesFunctions in the SentencePart I, The Parts of SpeechNounsStructure of the Noun phraseNoun classesNoun FeaturesNumberGenderCaseThe GenitiveThe ArticlesFunctions of the Noun PhrasePronounsPersonal PronounsPossessive PronounsReflexive /Emphatic pronounsRelative PronounsInterrogative PronounsDemonstrative PronounsIndefinite pronounsPrepositionsTypesFunctionsPrepositional MeaningsSome Idiomatic UsagesTied FormsVerbsLexical and AuxiliaryTypes of Lexical VerbsForms of Lexical VerbsFinite and Non-finiteThe InfinitiveGerunds and ParticiplesGerund and the InfinitiveThe AuxiliaryTenseExpressing the FutureAspectModalsMood and ModalityVoice: Active and PassiveStructure of the Verb PhrasePhrasal VerbsAdjectivesIntroductionAdjective FeaturesSyntactic Functions of AdjectivesExceptional CasesAdjective ComplementationOrder of AdjectivesComparison of AdjectivesSome Usage PointsAdverbsAdverb as a Part of SpeechFunctions of AdverbsPosition of AdverbsComparison of AdverbsAdjectives and AdverbsSome Points of UsageConjunctionsIntroductionCo-ordinating and Subordinating ConjunctionsSubordinating ConjunctionsCo-ordinating ConjunctionsPart II, Sentence StructureThe Simple SentenceIntroductionThe Simple Sentence DefinedClause Patterns in the Simple SentenceSyntactic functions and Thematic RolesQuestionsNegativesCommandsExclamationsComplex and Compound SentencesIntroductionNominal ClausesRelative ClausesAdverb ClausesComparative ClausesCo-ordinate ClausesGrammatical Structure and Information OrganizationSome Principles of Information OrganizationConcordReported SpeechPunctuationAppendix 1, Formation of the GenitiveAppendix 2, Irregular Verbs