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Understanding English grammar

Author: Martha Kolln; Loretta S Gray; Joseph Salvatore
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Kolln; Loretta S Gray; Joseph Salvatore
ISBN: 9780134014180 0205209521 9780205209521 0134014189
OCLC Number: 895256531
Notes: Previous edition: 2011.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. The Study of Grammar: An Overview English: A World Language Three Definitions Of Grammar Traditional School Grammar Studying Grammar Today Language Variety and the Issue of Correctness Language Change Language in the Classroom Key Terms For Further Reading PART II: THE GRAMMAR OF BASIC SENTENCES 2. Words and Phrases Chapter Preview The Open Classes Nouns and Verbs The Noun Phrase The Verb Phrase NP + VP = S Adjectives and Adverbs Prepositional Phrases The Closed Classes Classroom Applications Key Terms 3. Sentence Patterns Chapter Preview Subjects and Predicates Diagramming Sentences The Sentence Slots The Be Patterns Pattern I: NP be ADV/TP Pattern II: NP be ADJ Pattern III: NP1 be NP1 The Linking Verb Patterns Pattern IV: NP V-lnk ADJ Pattern V: NP1 V-lnk NP1 The Optional Slots The Intransitive Verb Pattern Pattern VI: NP V-int The Transitive Verb Patterns Pattern VII: NP1 V-tr NP2 Pattern VIII: NP1 V-tr NP2 NP3 Pattern IX: NP1 V-tr NP2 ADJ Pattern X: NP1 V-tr NP2 NP2 Compound Structures Exceptions to the Ten Sentence Patterns Sentence Types Interrogative Sentences (Questions) Imperative Sentences (Commands) Exclamative Sentences Punctuation and the Sentence Patterns Diagramming the Sentence Patterns Notes on the Diagrams Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications 4. Expanding the Main Verb Chapter Preview The Five Verb Forms Auxiliary-Verb Combinations The Modal Auxiliaries The Future Tense Tense and Aspect Using the Verb Forms Exceptions to the Verb-Expansion Rule The Stand-in Auxiliary Do The Subjunctive Mood Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Application 5. Changing Sentence Focus Chapter Preview The Passive Voice The Passive Voice in Prose The There Transformation Cleft Sentences Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications III: EXPANDING THE SENTENCE Form and Function 6. Modifiers of the Verb: Adverbials Chapter Preview The Movable Adverbials Adverbs Prepositional Phrases Nouns and Noun Phrases Verb Phrases Clauses Punctuation of Adverbials Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Application 7. Modifiers of the Noun: Adjectivals Chapter Preview The Determiner Adjectives and Nouns Prepositional Phrases Relative Clauses Participial Phrases Punctuation of Clauses and Participles Multiple Modifiers Other Postnoun Modifiers Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications 8. The Noun Phrase Functions: Nominals Chapter Preview The Nominal Slots Appositives Noun Phrase Substitutes Gerunds Infinitives Nominal Clauses Nominals as Delayed Subjects Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications 9. Sentence Modifiers Chapter Preview Nouns of Direct Address: The Vocatives Interjections Dependent Clauses as Sentence Modifiers Absolute Phrases Appositives Relative Clauses Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications 10. Coordination Chapter Preview Coordination within the Sentence Coordinating Complete Sentences Key Terms Sentences for Practice Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications PART IV: WORDS AND WORD CLASSES 11. Morphemes Chapter Preview Bases and Affixes Derivational and Inflectional Affixes Allomorphs Homonyms Compound Words Key Terms Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications 12. The Open Classes Chapter Preview Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Key Terms Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications 13. The Closed Classes Chapter Preview Determiners Auxiliaries Qualifiers Prepositions Conjunctions Interrogatives Expletives Particles Key Terms Questions for Discussion Classroom Application 14. Pronouns Chapter Preview Personal Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Intensive Pronouns Reciprocal Pronouns Demonstrative Pronouns Relative Pronouns Interrogative Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns Key Terms Questions for Discussion Classroom Applications PART V: GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS 15. Rhetorical Grammar Chapter Preview Sentence Patterns Sentence Rhythm Focusing Tools Choosing Verbs The Missing Agent The Shifting Adverbials Metadiscourse Style Antithesis Using Gender Appropriately Key Terms 16. Purposeful Punctuation Chapter Preview Making Connections Separating Prenoun Modifiers Identifying Essential and Nonessential Structures Signaling Sentence Openers Signaling Emphasis Using Apostrophes for Contraction and Possessive Case Classroom Application PART VI Glossary of Grammatical Terms Appendix: Sentence Diagramming Answers to the Exercises Index
Responsibility: Martha Kolln, the Pennsylvania State University ; Loretta Gray, Central Washington University ; Joseph Salvatore, the New School.

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