By Roger Berry
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- presents the elemental techniques and key words of English grammar in a transparent and systematic approach
- encourages readers to judge seriously the data they have already got, fairly in components which are complicated for them as inexperienced persons, and to accumulate and belief their very own intuitions concerning the language
- uses a number of overseas genuine texts to demonstrate innovations and theories, from resources corresponding to newspapers, novels and educational texts discussing English grammar
- is followed through a significant other web site that includes audio records of real spoken English, and additional activities.
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4: The head nouns are postmodification, phrase, system and phrases. Everything after them in 1, 3 and 4 constitutes the postmodifiers, which contain other noun phrases: a particular preposition in 1, communication in 3, and several instances and such recursion in 4. Note that the postmodifier consists of a prepositional phrase in 1 and 3 and a non-finite clause in 4 (involving . . ). 5: There are seven (not counting repetitions): a, every, the, its, their, another and such. There are also a number of noun phrases which have no determiner, for example human language.
A. dead b. glad c. large d. main e. aware 1. Attributive: ‘a ____ NOUN’ 2. Predicative: ‘he’s ____’ 3. g. ‘very ____’ 4. Comparative (with -er or more) Adjective phrases Many adjectives in predicative position can be followed by a phrase or clause to give more information. For example: I’m happy for you. I’m happy that he’s finally found someone. And some have to be: I’m fond of her. ’) They’re unable to come. These phrases or clauses which complete the meaning of the adjective are sometimes called ‘complements’.
1 How ‘adjectival’ are adjectives? a. dead b. glad c. large d. main e. aware 1. Attributive: ‘a ____ NOUN’ 2. Predicative: ‘he’s ____’ 3. g. ‘very ____’ 4. Comparative (with -er or more) Adjective phrases Many adjectives in predicative position can be followed by a phrase or clause to give more information. For example: I’m happy for you. I’m happy that he’s finally found someone. And some have to be: I’m fond of her. ’) They’re unable to come. These phrases or clauses which complete the meaning of the adjective are sometimes called ‘complements’.
English grammar : a resource book for students by Roger Berry