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How English works : a grammar handbook with readings

Author: Ann Raimes
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©1998.
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"This book uses readings from newspapers, works of non-fiction, and college textbooks to illustrate the use of target structures. The Student's Book provides clear presentations of the basic principles of 27 important areas of English grammar, through a wide variety of exercises and tasks for writing and editing. It engages students with topics that range from artificial intelligence and laptop computers to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Raimes
ISBN: 052165758X 9780521657587 0521657571 9780521657570
OCLC Number: 42710596
Notes: ESL (English as a second language).
Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I : Grammar. BASIC SENTENCE STRUCTURE. 1. Subject and predicate --
2. Phrases and clauses --
3. Questions and negatives --
NOUN PHRASES. 4. Proper nouns --
5. Countable and uncountable nouns --
6. Articles --
VERB PHRASES. 7. Verb phrases --
8. Verb tenses : overview --
9. Verb tenses : past --
10. Verb tenses : present and future --
11. Modal auxiliaries --
12. Active and passive --
13. Verb forms : summary --
MODIFIERS. 14. Adjectives and noun modifiers --
15. Adverbs and frequency adverbs --
16. Comparisons --
AGREEMENT. 17 Subject-verb agreement --
18. Pronouns and pronoun reference --
VERBALS. 19. Infinitives --
20. -ing forms (gerunds and modifiers) --
21. Participle forms (-ed/-en forms) --
CONNECTING SENTENCES. 22. Coordinating conjunctions --
23. Transitions --
COMBINING SENTENCES. 24. Adjectival clauses --
25. Noun clauses and reported speech --
26. Adverbial clauses : time, place, reason, result, purpose, contrast --
27. Adverbial clauses : conditions --
PRINCIPLES OF WRITTEN DISCOURSE. 28. Style --
29. Punctuation --
--
Part II : Readings. 1. Room with view - and no people / Nora Ephron --
2. The doctors' dilemma / Sissela Bok --
3. The soybean / Fred Hapgood --
4. The surprise / Russell Baker --
5. Vincent van Gogh / E.H. Gombrich --
6. Siblings / Anna Quindlen --
7. Cultural exchanges / Mark Salzman --
8. The effects of our environment / Ronald B. Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, and Neil Towne --
9. Tau Ceti / Lewis Thomas --
10. Portable computers / Alexander Taffel --
11. Artificial intelligence / Philip J. Hilts --
12. The culture of "lead time" / Edward T. Hall --
13. Sizing up human intelligence / Stephen Jay Gould --
14. White lies / Ronald B. Adler, Lawerence B. Rosenfeld, and Neil Towne --
15. The basic-nonbasic concept / Donald Steila, Douglas Wilms, and Edward P. Leahy --
16. Economics and scarcity / Patrick J. Welch and Gerry F. Welch.
Responsibility: Ann Raimes.

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