An Introduction to English Grammar by Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum

By Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum

English Language and its utilization has develop into super emotive concerns in recent times. routine discussions within the media have highlighted a becoming call for for a go back to the research of language after many years of forget. This ebook is an introductory descriptive survey, meant for college kids, lecturers and normal readers which bargains 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 past due Sidney Greenbaum's advent should be of tremendous worth to scholars who've very little adventure of learning English grammar.

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2. 6 (4)): She phoned us (dO) earlier this evening. We phoned her (dO) earlier this evening. 3. 6(5)): The children dressed themselves. 4. When we turn an active sentence into a passive sentence, the direct object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence: Active: The tests revealed traces of anthrax (dO). Passive: Traces of anthrax (S) were revealed by the tests. 15 I The Grammar One way of identifying the direct object in a declarative sentence is by asking a question introduced by who or what followed by the operator and the subject.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Who is responsible for collecting the money? What are you reading? How we long to be home again! Have you found any advantages in the present arrangements? What a fuss they made! Must they make so much noise? Will the war in Iraq have any long-term consequences? When is your birthday? What difference does it make? Who have you chosen as your partner? 7) The direct object is underlined in each declarative sentence below. Turn the sentence into a question introduced by who or what, as indicated in brackets.

They are predicative (part of the predicate) when they are being used as either subject complements or as object complements: 1. It was a comfortable ride. attributive 2. The ride was comfortable. predicative 3. I made the bed comfortable. predicative Adjectives which can be used in all three functions are called central adjectives. Other examples of central adjectives include: clever, brave, calm, hungry, noisy. Some adjectives are attributive only: That is utter nonsense. You are the very person I was looking for.

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