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A Student's Introduction to English Grammar

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Rodney Huddleston, University of Queensland, Geoffrey K. Pullum, University of Edinburgh, Brett Reynolds, Humber College


A new edition of a successful undergraduate textbook on contemporary international Standard English grammar, based on Huddleston and Pullum's earlier award-winning work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The analyses defended there are outlined here more briefly, in an engagingly accessible and informal style. Errors of the older tradition of English grammar are noted and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive usage manuals are firmly rebutted in specially highlighted notes that explain what older authorities have called 'incorrect'…

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Key features

  • Even more engaging for students, the textbook has been thoroughly rewritten in a conversational style with many additional exercises
  • Accessible for students without prior knowledge of grammatical concepts as chapters have been revised to avoid unnecessary technicalities
  • A newly added Chapter 8 on Adjuncts aligns the chapter topics perfectly with the award-winning Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, to which students can turn for more depth on topics of interest
  • Equips students to drive their own learning, at their own pace, through a new suite of online resources including multiple-choice quiz questions, a detailed glossary, an appendix on morphology, and tree diagrams which further illustrate selected examples in the book

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