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A Comprehensive grammar of the English language

Author: Randolph Quirk
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the time when we started collaborating as a team in the 1960s, we envisaged not a grammar but a series of grammars. In 1972, there appeared the first volume in this series, A Grammar of Contemporary English (GCE). This was followed soon afterwards by two shorter works, A Communicative Grammar of English (CGE) and A University Grammar of English (UGE), published in the United States with the title A Concise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
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Comprehensive grammar of the English language.
London ; New York : Longman, 1985
(OCoLC)567918045
Online version:
Comprehensive grammar of the English language.
London ; New York : Longman, 1985
(OCoLC)631024948
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randolph Quirk
ISBN: 0582517346 9780582517349 0582965020 9780582965027
OCLC Number: 11533395
Description: x, 1779 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Pronunciation table --
Abbreviations and symbols --
The English language --
A survey of English grammar --
Verbs and auxiliaries --
The semantics of the verb phrase --
Nouns and determiners --
Pronouns and numerals --
Adjectives and adverbs --
The semantics and grammar of adverbials --
Prepositions and prepositional phrases --
The simple sentence --
Sentence types and discourse functions --
Pro-forms and ellipsis --
Coordination --
The complex sentence --
Syntactic and semantic functions of subordinate clauses --
Complementation of verbs and adjectives --
The noun phrase --
Theme, focus, and information processing --
From sentence to text --
Appendixes. Word-formation --
Stress, rhythm, and intonation --
Punctuation.
Responsibility: Randolph Quirk [and others] ; index by David Crystal.
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An indispensable store of information on the English language, written by some of the best-known grammarians in the world.  Read more...

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