By Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum

ISBN-10: 1405874120

ISBN-13: 9781405874120

English Language and its utilization has turn into tremendous emotive matters in recent times. routine discussions within the media have highlighted a turning out to be call for for a go back to the learn of language after many years of overlook. This e-book is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college kids, academics and common readers which deals assurance of grammatical themes with sections on spelling, punctuation and exercises.Clear and concise, this a lot wanted 3rd version of Gerald Nelson and the overdue Sidney Greenbaum's advent can be of massive price to scholars who've very little event of learning English grammar.

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6] I keep (V) my car (dO) outside the house (aC). [7] He stuck (V) his hands (dO) in his pockets (aC). Just as the SVOC structure parallels the SVC structure, so this SVOA structure parallels the SVA structure. [5a] The chicken (S) is in the freezer (aC). [6a] My car (S) is outside the house (aC). [7a] His hands (S) are in his pockets (aC). 13 The basic sentence structures We will now summarise what has been described so far in this chapter. The following elements (major sentence constituents) function in the basic sentence structures: subject verb object complement 20 S V O – direct object dO O – indirect object iO C – subject complement sC C – object complement oC A – adverbial complement aC CHAPTER 1 THE PARTS OF THE SIMPLE SENTENCE These elements enter into the seven basic sentence structures: 1.

Here are some examples: SV: SVO: SV: SVC: SVC: SVO: SVO: SVOO: SVO: SVOC: SV: SVO: SVC: SVO: SVOO: SVOA: I have eaten. I have eaten lunch. It smells. It smells sweet. He felt a fool. He felt the material. I made some sandwiches. I made them some sandwiches. I have named my representative. I have named her my representative. The children are growing. The children are growing carrots. The children are growing hungry. She caught me. She caught me a fish. She caught me off my guard. 14 The meanings of the sentence elements The sentence elements are grammatical, not semantic, categories.

1a] The protestors were outside the White House (aC). In [1] the sentence is complete without the adverbial, but in [1a] the sentence is not complete without the adverbial complement. Typically, adverbial complements refer to space, that is, location or direction: 17 I The Grammar In [4a] therefore points to a logical connection between the two sentences. The evidence stated in the first sentence is the reason for the assertion in the second sentence. AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR The city lies 225 miles north of Guatemala City (aC).

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