A practical step-by-step introduction to the analysis of English grammar, this book leaves the reader confident to tackle the challenges analysing grammar may pose. The first textbook to take an integrated approach to function and structure in grammatical analysis, it allows students to build experience, skills and confidence in working with grammar. The innovative, hybrid approach combines an introduction to systemic functional theory with a solid grounding in grammatical structure.
Business Grammar &amp;amp; Practice (Oxford)Business Grammar & Practice contains forty five short units covering the grammar professionals need to communicate successfully. Authentic materials such as news articles, documents, graphs and diagrams help students to the right grammar for their needs. The book is suitable for general reference ,self study and classroom use. Each unit contains a reference page with detailed explanations of the grammar and controlled activities that allow practice of each language point.
The exercises in this book are designed to give intermediate grade students (say Cambridge First Certificate level) practice in the essential tenses in their essential uses. This does not mean that students will not come across other tenses in their reading: they probably will, and will understand their meaning (possibly after the teacher has done some explaining) without much difficulty. But they will not learn how to use them at this stage, which demands skill in the more usual tenses and uses.
This elementary textbook provides a succinct step-by-step account of all the most important and central English construction and categories. Rodney Huddleston's earlier work,An Introduction to the Grammar of English, was praised by reviewers for its clarity, and that is a particular strength of this new textbook as well. The book draws on descriptive and theoretical advances made in modern linguistics, but any significant departures from traditional grammar are pointed out.
This book is specifically for fiction writers. The world of grammar is huge, but not everything applies to someone who's writing a novel or short story. In fact, some of the rules you were taught in your high school or college/university English class will actually hurt your fiction writing, not help it. Like all the books in the Busy Writer's Guides series. Grammar for Fiction Writers is fluff-free.