Grammar of English
Andrew Rossiter - 2020
Revised and updated 2023 - 207 pages
979 - 8851404597
- paperback (Guide prices down
: UK £23
/ USA: $31 $27
ISBN : 978 -
2958385507 - hardback (Guide prices: UK £26 / USA:
Kindle E-book from £3.99 / €
is descriptive grammar?
grammar is grammar that takes account of how a language is really used,
not necessarily of how it should be used. Often the two are the same,
but descriptive grammar is much quicker on the uptake when it comes to
adapting to new ways of using a language. It also takes account of the
spoken language as well as the written language. Descriptive grammar is
not grammar without rules; but the rules that it proposes are based on
contemporary usage, not on some historic precepts.
grammar for teachers and
One of the great problems
in teaching grammar today is that many teachers
are not sure of their grammar, and don't know how to explain
students ask questions. This book provides simple and clear answers
most of the questions that students
are likely to ask, and spot-on examples to illustrate each essential
point of English grammar.
is a book that should be
school library and on the bookshelf of any student or
teacher who can use
clear and concise explanations of English grammar illustrated by
Whether for native English speakers or for
in EFL, ESL, ESOL or other classes, it offers a thorough
presentation of the essential
points of English grammar. On the basis of contemporary usage,
extrapolates clear rules and principles, while avoiding much of the
confusing linguistic jargon that is the hallmark of many of the classic
English Grammars that
have dominated the market for the past forty years.
the essential points of English grammar
in detail, and the rules and conventions explained
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
everyday written and spoken English, carefully chosen for the clarity
with which they illustrate a rule or a structure of English as it is
Where appropriate, this Grammar distinguishes between written
English and spoken
English, and in the few cases where they are not
same, between different usages in British
English. It includes clearly illustrated sections on styles
English, word order, and punctuation.
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
university and high school learners of English.
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