Explaining English Grammar: A Guide to Explaining Grammar for Teachers of English as a Second Or Foreign Language.

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OUP Oxford, Nov 12, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 333 pages
The author draws on his experience as both a leading applied linguist and a hands-on classroom teacher of English Choice of topics and style of explanations focus on the needs of language teachers Separates each grammar topic covered into three clear categories: form, meaning, and meaning in context. You can read each chapter individually and you don't have to follow the sequence of topics in the book. Can be used as a set book or supplementary book on a teacher training course, or by both new and experienced practising teachers as a self-study text
 

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On page 76 reference is made to verbs spelled 'consonant, verb, consonant'. It should of course be 'consonant vowel consonant'. This error has crept into other books and teaching materials. Correction urgently needed to avoid confusing our pupils.

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Contents

Indirect objects
11
Conditionals
14
Articles
23
Tense and aspect
53
Meanings in context
68
Modals
85
Overview
123
Meanings in context
132
Overview
187
Meanings in context
197
Infinitives and gerunds
211
Relative clauses
239
Meanings in context
254
Direct and indirect speech
271
Glossary
298
Bibliography
308

Prepositions and particles
155
Particles
167
Meanings in context
174
Answers to exercises
322
Index
329
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About the author (1998)

George Yule has worked as an English teacher in Britain, Canada, Jamaica, and Saudi Arabia. He has also taught Applied Linguistics in the Universities of Edinburgh, Hawaii, Louisiana State and Minnesota.

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