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Introducing English Syntax : a Basic Guide for Students of English.

Author: Peter Fenn; Götz Schwab
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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Fenn, Peter.
Introducing English Syntax : A Basic Guide for Students of English.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fenn; Götz Schwab
ISBN: 9781351373517 135137351X 9781351373500 1351373501
OCLC Number: 1012883039
Notes: 12.0 Return to sentence-level: particular clause constructions.
Description: 1 online resource (275 pages)
Contents: Introducing English Syntax- Front Cover; Introducing English Syntax; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of symbols and abbreviations; Introduction; 0.1 Who this book is for; 0.2 What this book does; 0.3 What is syntax?; 0.4 The role of meaning; 0.5 The connection to language teaching and training; Chapter 1: Basic elements of grammatical structure; 1.0 Structure; 1.1 What are word-classes or â#x80;#x98;parts of speechâ#x80;#x99;?; 1.2 The phrase; 1.3 What word-classes are there, and what are their characteristic features?; 1.4 Phrase, clause and sentence; Exercises. Chapter 2: The simple sentence and its grammatical functions2.0 Structure and function; 2.1 Sentence functions explained; 2.2 Verb complementation; 2.3 Functions in the sentence; Exercises; Chapter 3: Structural variations of the simple sentence and functional consequences; 3.0 Basic sentence operations; 3.1 Questions (the interrogative); 3.2 Voice: active to passive; 3.3 Negation; 3.4 Commands (the imperative); Exercises; Chapter 4: Phrases and their structure (I); 4.0 Phrases; 4.1 The noun phrase; 4.2 The prepositional phrase; 4.3 The adjective phrase; 4.4 The adverb phrase; Exercises. Chapter 5: Phrases and their structure (II)5.1 The verb phrase; 5.2 Effects of negative, interrogative and passive on the verb phrase; 5.3 Auxiliary pro-forms; 5.4 Two- and three-part verbs; Exercises; Chapter 6: The multiple sentence; 6.1 Co-ordination; 6.2 Further aspects of co-ordination; 6.3 Subordination; 6.4 Subordination without conjunctions; Exercises; Chapter 7: Non-finite clauses in the complex sentence (I): the infinitive; 7.0 Non-finite clauses; 7.1 The infinitive clause; 7.2 The infinitive clause as verb complementation; 7.3 The subject of an infinitive clause. 7.4 Some special cases in complementation by infinitive clause7.5 The infinitive clause as subject; 7.6 Semantics: implicative meanings of catenatives with infinitives; 7.7 Tense and aspect; Exercises; Chapter 8: Non-finite clauses in the complex sentence (II): the gerund; 8.0 The gerund; 8.1 The gerund clause; 8.2 The semantics of the gerund; 8.3 The gerund clause as catenative complementation; 8.4 Questions of tense and aspect; 8.5 The action nominal; Exercises; Chapter 9: Non-finite clauses in the complex sentence (III): the participles; 9.0 The participles. 9.1 The present participle and its clause9.2 The past participle and its clause; Exercises; Chapter 10: The complex phrase (I): the complex noun phrase; 10.0 The complex phrase; 10.1 Postmodifiers: the relative clause; 10.2 Postmodifiers: other structures as reduced relative clauses; 10.3 Postmodifiers: apposition; Exercises; Chapter 11: The complex phrase (II): complex prepositional and adjective phrases; 11.0 Complex prepositional and adjective phrases; 11.1 The complex prepositional phrase; 11.2 The complex adjective phrase; Exercises; Chapter 12: Selected clause constructions.

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