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A Descriptive Grammar of English

Modern English Grammar by example



A Descriptive Grammar of EnglishA Descriptive Grammar of English
Modern English Grammar by example
Andrew Rossiter - 2020
207 pages
ISBN-13: 979 - 8645611750



This is a book that should be in every school library and on the bookshelf of any student or teacher who needs clear and concise explanations of English grammar from CEF B2 level upwards.
  Copiously illustrated with hundreds of pertinent examples, it offers  a thorough presentation of the essential points of English grammar. On the basis of contemporary usage, it extrapolates clear rules and principles, while avoiding the lengthy and sometimes confusing complexity of the classic English Grammars that have dominated the market for the past forty years.

Available as a paperback, or as an e-book through Amazon stores worldwide, it has been acclaimed for being "comprehensive, simple and logical".

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All the essential points of English grammar are presented in detail, and the rules and conventions explained (rather than just noted) using language that can be easily understood by readers with at least a reasonable command of English. Particular attention has been paid to avoiding ambiguity and over-complex explanations; and for maximum clarity,  color coding is used throughout in order to relate rules and examples, or to highlight  differences in structures or meaning.
   
All sections are copiously illustrated with many hundreds of examples taken from everyday written and spoken English, carefully chosen for the clarity with which they illustrate a rule or a structure of English as it is used today.

Where appropriate, this Grammar distinguishes between written English and spoken English, and in the few cases where they are not significantly the same,  between different usages in British English and American English. It includes clearly illustrated sections on styles of English, word order, and punctuation.

The author, Dr. Andrew Rossiter, former head of Applied Languages at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France, has over thirty years of experience teaching and explaining grammar to intermediate and advanced-level learners of English

See book description on Amazon for more details and to view sample pages.

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