Conscious and Unconscious Knowledge. How Does the Grammar Work? Why Study Grammar? Describing a Sentence. Discovering the Parts of Sentences. Labeled Brackets and Boxes.
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Conscious and Unconscious Knowledge. How Does the Grammar Work? Why Study Grammar? Describing a Sentence. Discovering the Parts of Sentences. Labeled Brackets and Boxes. Reed-Kellog Diagrams. Tree Diagrams. An Elementary Grammar of English. Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives. Proper and Common Nouns. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs. Simplifying the Phrase-Structure Rules.
A Further Note on Meaning. Linking Verbs. The Parts of Speech. Prepositions and Personal Pronouns. Personal Pronouns. A Further Word on Inflections. Varieties of English. Coordinate Phrases and Complement Clauses. Complement Clauses.
Classification of Clauses. Determiners, Adverbs, and Other Modifiers. Degree Modifiers. Nominal Modifiers. Summary and Review: Chapters Transformational Rules: Altering Elements in a Sentence. Optional and Obligatory Rules. Our Goals A Review and Update. Three More Transformational Rules. Moving Adverbial Phrases. Imperative Sentences. Indirect Objects.
Must Transformations Apply in a Particular Order? Pronouns: Another Analysis. A Personal-Pronoun Transformation.
Deriving Possessive Pronouns. Reflexive Pronouns. English Pronouns An Inventory. Conditions for Applying the Personal-Pronoun Transformation. Adverbial Clauses. Relative Clauses. Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses and Phrases. Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses. Accounting for Nonrestrictive Clauses. Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjectival Phrases.
Verb Inflections. Present and Past Tenses. Modal Auxiliaries. Perfect and Progressive Auxiliaries. Negatives and Questions. Negative Sentences. The Passive Voice. Active and Passive Voice. Deriving Passive Sentences. Infinitive Verb Forms. Complement Infinitives. The Auxiliary Category in Infinitive Phrases. Adverbial Infinitives. Relative Infinitives. Extraposed Infinitives.
Summary of Principal Infinitive Patterns. A Note on Usage: Split Infinitives. Gerunds, Participles, and Absolutes. Abbreviating Sentences: Ellipsis and Pro-Forms. A Taste of Theoretical Syntax. Some Claims of Syntactic Theory. Grammar in the Schools. A Brief History of Grammar Instruction. S Dewey Decimal.
Discovering English Grammar by Richard Veit (1998, Paperback)
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