Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction by Thomas E. Payne
Language is primarily a communication tool, yet many textbooks still treat English grammar as just a set of rules and facts that are memorized by heart. This new textbook is…
Understanding English Grammar synopsis
Language is primarily a communication tool, yet many textbooks still treat Englishgrammar as just a set of rules and facts that are memorized by heart. This new textbook is designed for students who are frustrated by this approach and want instead to understand the rules and how they work.
Why are there two types of future times in English? What are the assistants and why are they so confusing? Why are English verbs difficult to use? Why are determinants so important in English? These and other common questions are answered in this practical guide. Students' learning is supported with many exercises, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.
The companion website provides more resources, including additional classroom exercises and an opportunity to interact with the author. Is the basic grammar toolkit for English language students, linguists and future English teachers as a second language..
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