This handy introduction to English grammar covers all the basics of the subject, using a simple and straightforward style.
Understanding the Basics.
Evelyn P. Altenberg is Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Hofstra University, New York. Robert M. Vago is Professor and Chair in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders at Queens College, City University of New York.
Introduction; How to use this book; Part I. Kinds of Words: Unit I. Nouns; Unit 2. Verbs; Unit 3. Determiners; Unit 4. Adjectives; Unit 5. Prepositions; Unit 6. Conjunctions; Unit 7. Pronouns; Unit 8. Adverbs; Part II. Kinds of Phrases: Unit 9. Noun phrases; Unit 10. Prepositional phrases; Unit 11. Verb phrases; Unit 12. Auxiliary phrases; Unit 13. Subjects and objects; Unit 14. Compound phrases; Part III. Getting Started with Sentences: Unit 15. The functions of sentences; Unit 16. Combining sentences; Unit 17. Related sentences.
'... an excellent self-study and reference guide for readers with little or no specialised knowledge of linguistics, but an interest in basic issues of the structure of English. It is specifically designed for readers who suffer from 'grammatophobia', (a fear of grammar), and offers accessible and sound information while keeping the technical jargon to a minimum.' Monika S. Schmid, University of Groningen 'Commendable for the clarity of its direct approach, this text presents material in digestible portions. Students will benefit from and appreciate the consistent reinforcement provided by its 'Quick Tips,' practice exercises, and self tests.' Carolyn Sobel, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Hofstra University
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