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Modern Grammars

This innovative series of practical reference guides combines traditional and function-based grammar. The Grammars are ideal reference grammars for intermediate and advanced learners at A-level and beyond.

They are divided into two parts: a section that covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives, and a section that is organized around language functions such as:

  • giving and seeking information
  • putting actions into context
  • expressing likes, dislikes and preferences
  • comparing objects and actions.

All Modern Grammars are available as inspection copies.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 12 results in Modern Grammars
  1. Modern Mandarin Grammar and Workbook Bundle

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

    A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Claudia Ross, Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Modern Japanese Grammar

    A Practical Guide

    By Naomi McGloin, M. Endo Hudson, Fumiko Nazikian, Tomomi Kakegawa

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Modern Japanese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Japanese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, particles, topic,...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Modern Italian Grammar

    A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Anna Proudfoot, Francesco Cardo

    Series: Modern Grammars

    This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Modern German Grammar

    A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Ruth Whittle, John Klapper, Katharina Glöckel, Bill Dodd, Christine Eckhard-Black

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Modern German Grammar: A Practical Guide, Third Edition is an innovative reference guide to German, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar

    A Practical Guide

    By John Whitlam

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns,...

    Published August 26th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Modern Japanese Grammar

    A Practical Guide

    By Yuki Johnson

    Series: Modern Grammars

    This is an innovative reference guide to Japanese combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two sections closely linked by extensive cross-references, it covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and adjectives, and language...

    Published January 1st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Modern Russian Grammar

    A Practical Guide

    By John Dunn, Shamil Khairov

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Russian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

    A Practical Guide

    By Claudia Ross, Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Series: Modern Grammars

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two sections closely linked by extensive cross-references, it covers: traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order,...

    Published June 21st 2006 by Routledge

  10. Modern French Grammar

    A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Margaret Lang, Isabelle Perez

    Series: Modern Grammars

    This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is...

    Published June 3rd 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Modern Dutch Grammar: A Practical Guide
    By Jenneke Oosterhoff
    To Be Published December 4th 2014

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