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Fundamentals of English grammar

Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1985.
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From the preface: Fundamentals of English Grammar is a developmental skills text for students of English as a second language. It focuses on key structures and provides ample opportunities for practice through extensive and varied exercises. While focusing on grammar, the text actively promotes the development of speaking, listening, and writing skills (and by extension, reading skills) as well as situationally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems, exercises, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Schrampfer Azar
ISBN: 0133385000 9780133385007 0133385183 9780133385182
OCLC Number: 11029835
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Notes to the teacher --
Present Time --
Expressing present time: Simple present and the present progressive --
Nonprogressive verbs --
Past Time: --
Expressing Past Time: Simple past --
Expressing Past Time: Simple past and the past progressive --
Expressing Past Time: Using time clauses --
Expressing Past Habit: Used to --
Future Time: --
Expressing Future Time: Be going to and will --
Expressing future time in time clauses and "if clauses" --
Using the present progressive to express future time --
Modal Auxiliaries: --
Modal auxiliaries: Introduction --
Expressing ability or possibility: Can and could --
: Expressing possibility: May and might, expressing permission: May and can --
Asking for permission: May I, could I, can I --
Asking for assistance: Would you, could you, will you, can you --
Expressing advice: Should, ought to, had better --
Expressing necessity: Have to, have got to, must --
Expressing lack of necessity: Do not have to; expressing prohibition: must not --
Giving instructions: Imperative sentences --
Making suggestions: Let's and why don't --
Stating preferences: Prefer, like--better, would rather --
Asking Questions: --
Yes/no questions and short answers --
Yes/no questions and information questions --
Using who, who(M), and what --Using what + a form of do --
Using what kind of --
Using which --
Using whose --
Using how --
Using how often --
Using how far --
Using how long --
More questions with how --
Present Perfect And The Past Perfect: --
Past participle --
Forms of the present perfect --
Using the present perfect --
Using since and for --
Forms of the present perfect progressive --
Using the present perfect progressive --
Midsentence adverbs --
Using already, yet, still, and anymore --
Forms of the past perfect --
Using the past perfect --
Gerunds And Infinitives: --
Gerunds and infinitives: introduction --
Verb + gerund --
Go + -ing --
Verb + infinitive --
Verb + gerund or infinitive --
Using gerunds as subjects; using it + infinitive --
It + infinitive: using for (someone) --
Infinitive of purpose: using in order to --
Using infinitives with too and enough --
Using Auxiliary Verbs; Using Two-Word Verbs: --
Using auxiliary verbs after but and and --
Using and + too, so, either, neither --
Using auxiliary verbs: tag questions --
Two-word verbs (separable) --
Two-word verbs (nonseparable) --
Passive Sentences: --
Active sentences and passive sentences --
Forming passive verbs --
Using the "by phrase" --
Summary: passive verb forms --
Using past participles as adjectives (stative passive) --
Get + adjective: get + past participle --
Using be used/accustomed to and get used/accustomed to --
Using be supposed to --
Adjective Clauses: --
Adjective clauses: introduction --
Using who and whom in adjective clauses --
Using who, whom, and that in adjective clauses --
Using which and that in adjective clauses --
Using prepositions in adjective clauses --
Using whose in adjective clauses --
More two-word verbs (separable) --
Count/Noncount Nouns And Articles: --
Plural forms of nouns --
Count and noncount nouns --
Noncount nouns --
More noncount nouns --
Guidelines for article usage --
More two-word verbs (separable) --
More two-word verbs (nonseparable) --
Noun Clauses: --
Noun clauses: introduction --
Noun clauses which begin with a question word --
Noun clauses which begin with if or whether --
Noun clauses which begin with that --
Substituting so for a "that clause" in conservational responses --
Other uses of "that clauses" --
Quoted Speech And Reported Speech: --
Quoted speech --
Quoted speech vs reported speech --
Verb form usage in reported speech: formal sequence of tenses --
Using say vs tell --
Using ask if --
Using verb + infinitive to report speech --
Some troublesome verbs: advice, suggest, and recommend --
Using Wish; Using If: --
Expressing wishes about the present/future --
Expressing wishes about the past --
Using if: Contrary-to-fact in the present/future --
Using if: True vs contrary-to-fact in the present/future --
Using if: Contrary-to-fact in the past --
Summary: verb forms in sentences with if (conditional sentences) --
Appendix 1: Irregular verbs --
Appendix 2: Spelling of -ing and -ed forms --
Appendix 3: Capitalization --
Appendix 4: Preposition combinations --
Appendix 5: Guide to correcting compositions --
Index.
Responsibility: Betty Schrampfer Azar ; Barbara Matthies, consulting editor, Irene Juzkiw, consulting editor.

Abstract:

From the preface: Fundamentals of English Grammar is a developmental skills text for students of English as a second language. It focuses on key structures and provides ample opportunities for practice through extensive and varied exercises. While focusing on grammar, the text actively promotes the development of speaking, listening, and writing skills (and by extension, reading skills) as well as situationally appropriate language use in everyday life in the United States and Canada.--page xi.

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