The purpose of Grammar for Teachers is to encourage readers to develop a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. It approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive approach; however, throughout the book differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English are discussed. The book avoids jargon or excessive use of technical terminology. It makes the study of grammar interesting and relevant by presenting grammar in context and by using authentic material from a wide variety of sources.
Andrea DeCapua is Adjunct Professor of Teaching and Learning Steinhardt School of Education. New York University. Ann C. Wintergerst is Associate Professor of TESOL, St. John's University.
What is Grammar?.- Morphology.- The Noun Phrase.- Adjectives and Adverbs.- to Verbs and Verb Phrases.- Time, Tense, and Aspect of Verbs.- Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Related Structures.- Basic Sentence Patterns and Major Variations.- Compound Sentences and Introduction to Complex Sentences: Adverbial Clauses.- Complex Sentences Continued Relative Clauses.- Complex Sentences Continued: Noun Clauses.- Verbal Constructions.- Erratum.
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New York, NY
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A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers
GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS 2008/E