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English Grammar: The Essential Facts: English Grammar: The Essential Facts
: Victor N. Okada
: Amazon.com Services LLC
: 2019
: 190
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: pdf, azw3, epub
: 10.1 MB

This book presents a brief, clear, factual, and practical description of English grammar: the rules that allow us to communicate with other speakers of English. Beginning with an overview of the sentence, the analysis builds on what has gone before so that, by the end of the book, the reader will have a comprehensive understanding of the different shapes that sentences can take. Exercises, with answers provided in most cases, allow readers to test their mastery of each chapter.

This book is intended for several audiences. First, it is intended for anyone who wants a better understanding of English grammar. Most of us are naturally curious about what makes anything work. This book provides answers to the question of what makes English work. Second, this book is intended for persons who do not speak English as a native language, highlighting potential problem areas and ways to handle them with confidence. Third, this book is intended for teachers and prospective teachers who require a command of grammar to help their students master communication skills. Finally, this book is intended for those who wish to write more effectively. It does so by showing them how intricately connected grammar, punctuation, and style are.

This book combines various approaches to the study of grammar. It does not adhere to a single approach such as transformational grammar or traditional grammar. Because most people have studied some traditional grammar in school, reference is made to it throughout the text. But its shortcomings are also discussed. The book begins with an overview of the English sentence. Each chapter builds on what has gone before so that by the end of the book, the reader will have a comprehensive understanding of the different shapes that sentences can take. For those who wish to test their mastery of each chapter, exercises with answers are provided. Also included is a glossary of grammatical terms.

Victor N. Okada is Professor of English, Emeritus, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he taught undergraduate and graduate classes in eighteenth-century British literature, contemporary American poetry, writing, and English grammar.

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