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A Grammar of contemporary English

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This edition was published in by Longman in [London].

Written in English

1120 pages

There have been very few attempts at so comprehensive a coverage as is offered in the present work. Fewer still in terms of synchronic description. And none at all so comprehensive or in such depth has been produced within an English-speaking country. Moreover, our Grammar aims at this comprehensiveness and depth in treating English irrespective of frontiers: our field is no less than the grammar of educated English current in the second half of the twentieth century in the world's major English-speaking communities. - Preface.

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A Grammar of contemporary English

First published in 1972



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There have been very few attempts at so comprehensive a coverage as is offered in the present work. Fewer still in terms of synchronic description. And none at all so comprehensive or in such depth has been produced within an English-speaking country. Moreover, our Grammar aims at this comprehensiveness and depth in treating English irrespective of frontiers: our field is no less than the grammar of educated English current in the second half of the twentieth century in the world's major English-speaking communities. - Preface.

A Grammar of contemporary English

This edition was published in by Longman in [London].


Table of Contents

Symbols and technical conventions
The English language
The sentence : a preliminary view
The verb phrase
Nouns, pronouns, and the basic noun phrase
Adjectives and adverbs
Prepositions and prepositional phrases
The simple sentence
Adjuncts, disjuncts, conjuncts
Coordination and apposition
Sentence connection
The complex sentence
The verb and its complementation
The complex noun phrase
Focus, theme, and emphasis
Appendixes.
Word-formation
Stress, rhythm, and intonation
Punctuation

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [1083]-1091.
Includes index.

Copyright Date
1972

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
425
Library of Congress
PE1106 .G67

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xii, 1120 p.
Number of pages
1120
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

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Open Library
OL5084441M
Internet Archive
grammarofcontemp00quir
ISBN 10
058252444X
ISBN 13
9780582524446
LC Control Number
74155578
Library Thing
492841
Goodreads
1693513

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