By Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum
English Language and its utilization has develop into tremendous emotive matters in recent times. ordinary discussions within the media have highlighted a transforming into call for for a go back to the examine of language after a long time of overlook. This e-book is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college students, lecturers and common readers which bargains assurance of grammatical subject matters with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises.Clear and concise, this a lot wanted 3rd version of Gerald Nelson and the past due Sidney Greenbaum's advent could be of massive worth to scholars who've very little adventure of learning English grammar.
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She was wearing her new coat. The progressive auxiliary is always followed by the -ing form of a verb. 14): The company has donated millions of dollars to charity. We have given him every chance. Tom has finished his degree course. The perfect auxiliary is always followed by the -ed participle form of a verb. 4): Amy did not enjoy the party. Did Amy enjoy the party? I think Amy did enjoy the party. Auxiliary do is always followed by the base form of a verb. 17 Modal auxiliaries The remaining auxiliaries are the modal auxiliaries or, more simply, the modals.
For example, should we write ‘It was I who found it’ (subjective case) or ‘It was me who found it’ (objective case)? In formal style, the subjective case is strongly preferred. The use of the objective case It was me who . . is commonly used, but only in informal contexts. 13) The masculine and feminine forms apply when pronouns refer to human beings or other animate beings. The distinction between the two genders is made on the basis of natural distinctions in sex. Some other objects (such as ships or cars) or even 46 CHAPTER 2 WORD CLASSES personified abstractions (such as Death or Beauty) may be treated as if they were persons.
5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. THE PARTS OF THE SIMPLE SENTENCE Allied troops mounted a sustained bombardment of the city. I can’t reveal any more information. The new legislation will protect workers’ rights. Can I take your picture? We should paint the bathroom walls. Looters took everything they could carry. Johnny Depp plays the role of Gilbert Grape. United beat Chelsea in the second leg. 8) Underline the subject complement in each sentence below. Outside, the company sign seems modest. Inside, the atmosphere is one of rush and ferment.
An Introduction to English Grammar by Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum