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By Sidney Greenbaum, Gerald Nelson

ISBN-10: 0582437415

ISBN-13: 9780582437418

English Language and its utilization became tremendous emotive matters in contemporary years.  routine discussions within the media have highlighted a growing to be call for for a go back to the research of language after a long time of neglect.An advent to English Grammar is among the many winning grammars at the linguistics checklist with the 1st version promoting super well.  The publication is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college kids, lecturers and common readers which deals insurance of grammatical themes with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises.Clear and concise, this a lot wanted moment version can be of giant worth to scholars who've very little adventure of learning English grammar.

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Your clothes don’t fit you. He lacks courage. How do these verbs resemble transitive verbs and how do they differ from them? 11 Linking verbs and subject complement (cf. 8) Underline the subject complement in each sentence below. 1. Outside, the company sign seems modest. 2. Inside, the atmosphere is one of rush and ferment. 3. The company is a genetic engineering firm. 42 An Introduction to English Grammar 4. It has become a leader of a brand-new industry. 5. The focus of the project is DNA recombination.

They were standing in the shade of a large oak tree. In [1] the noun phrase some very pleasant times has the adjective phrase very pleasant embedded between some and times. In [2] the prepositional phrase consists of the preposition in and the noun phrase the shade of a large oak tree; in the noun phrase another prepositional phrase (of a large oak tree) is embedded as a modifier of shade and that phrase contains the noun phrase a large oak tree. A clause (cf. 3) may also be embedded in a phrase: [3] The school that I attend is quite small.

The relative pronoun which functions as subject in the relative clause just as The gash functions as subject in [1a]. Here is another example: [2] [2a] [2b] The woman is an engineering student. The woman was sitting next to you. The woman (The woman was sitting next to you) is an engineering student. The woman who was sitting next to you is an engineering student. In both [1b] and [2b] the relative pronoun can be replaced by relative that: 50 An Introduction to English Grammar [1c] [2c] He had a nasty gash that needed medical attention.

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