English: An Essential Grammar
Published October 21st 2010 by Routledge – 182 pages
Series: Essential Grammars
English: An Essential Grammar is 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.
With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this Essential Grammar will 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 Nelson is 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.
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