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Sentence Structure By Nigel Fabb

Sentence Structure

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This work introduces English grammar and the theory of syntax. It provides a simple method for analyzing sentences confidently and accurately. The book includes over 80 practical exercises and sample sentences from four Asian and African languages to provide a basis for comparative linguistics.

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Sentence Structure by Nigel Fabb

In Sentence Structure, Nigel Fabb outlines the main aspects of English sentence structure.

Sentence Structure:

  • is based on a problem-solving approach to language
  • can be used as an introduction to English grammar and/or to the theory of syntax
  • teaches a simple method for confident and accurate sentence analysis
  • contains over eighty practical exercises
  • includes sample sentences from four Asian and African languages to provide a basis for comparative linguistics.

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Table of Contents

Ways of using this book A note on the examples Unit 1: Phrases Unit 2: Word class Unit 3: Phrase class and word class Unit 4: More on word class Unit 5: Where English phrases fit Unit 6: Drawing tree structures for simple sentences Unit 7: Sentences which are contained in sentences and phrases Unit 8: Coordination, apposition and compounds Unit 9: The many kinds of noun phrase and how to analyse them Unit 10: Reordering the parts of a sentence Unit 11: Is there a verb phrase? Unit 12: Linguistic theory and sentence structure Further Reading How to use the four corpora which follow Chinese (Cantonese) Madi Malay Tamil The main word classes found in English Tests Index

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Sentence Structure by Nigel Fabb
Nigel Fabb
Language Workbooks
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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