Natural Grammar

Natural Grammar

Book - 2004
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Instead of presenting grammar in the conventional way, under headings such as 'the present perfect' or 'prepositions of time' Natural Grammar is organized around words. Why? Scott Thornbury tells us ''Very simply, words have grammar. That is to say, when you use a word you are obliged to choose from the particular grammar patterns associated with that word.'' Let's look at some examples usingfor: for + noun phrase e.g. This book is for students and teachers for + ing e.g You can use a compass for telling the time for + noun phrase + to - infinitive e.g. I'm waiting for him to call So, if you learn the grammar of for you are learning at least three importantgrammar patterns in English. What's more, these grammar patterns cover all of the most important grammar structures in English so your students can be confident they are still learning what we could call the 'traditional' grammar structures. In fact there is a list on page ii of Natural Grammar that shows you at what keyword entry you can find your traditional grammar items. Each keyword has a double-page spread. On the left hand side, the keyword is shown in adictionary area which illustrates both its meanings and how it functions as a part of speech. On the right hand side are practice exercises and activities that become progressively more challenging.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780194386241
Branch Call Number: 425 Tho
Characteristics: 220 p. : ill


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