Thomas E. Payne,"Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0521757118 | 452 pages | PDF | 2.4 MB
Language is primarily a tool for communication, yet many textbooks still treat English grammar as simply a set of rules and facts to be memorised by rote. This new textbook is made for students who are frustrated with this approach and would like instead to understand grammar and how it works. Why are there two future tenses in English? What are auxiliaries and why are they so confusing? Why are English motion verbs hard to use? Why are determiners so important in English?