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The Grammar Handbook

Revised Edition

Gordon Winch

Publication Date - October 2013

ISBN: 9780195529098

160 pages
Paperback
10.0 x 7.5 inches

Retail Price to Students: $26.95

Description

The Grammar Handbook is an essential reference for English grammar, punctuation and usage. It is ideal for undergraduate students seeking additional assistance with their grammar. The functional grammar section includes models of text types divided into literary text types and factual text types and grammar is introduced in a logical sequence so that students will understand the meaning of terms. The easy-to-use contents list and page tabs provide a handy reference to support any language activity from word, phrase and sentence level through to text level. This Handbook provides students the answers to everyday English usage questions.

Features

  • Includes sections on all levels of traditional grammar.
  • Provides clear definitions and examples to show how language works.
  • Demonstrates the function of grammar in a broad range of informative, imaginative and persuasive text types.
  • The user-friendly index allows students to dip in and out to support any language activity.

About the Author(s)

Gordon Winch, Former Head of English (now retired), University of Technology, Sydney

Gordon Winch was previously Head of the Department of English at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, now the Lindfield campus of the University of Technology, Sydney, and is currently a full-time author and educational consultant. He has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and overseas, holds a Master of Arts and Master of Education form Sydney University, and a PhD in English and Education from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently an Ambassador for the Dymocks Literacy Foundation, now called Dymocks Children's Charities, and acts on the selection panel of the Premier's Literacy Challenge, New South Wales.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Word Level: The Parts of Speech
    Nouns
    Pronouns
    Adjectives
    Verbs
    Adverbs
    Prepositions
    Conjunctions
    Articles
    Interjections
    Parsing
    Group, Phrase, Clause and Sentence Levels
    Groups
    Phrases
    Clauses
    Sentences
    Punctuation
    Text Level
    Text Level Structure
    Text Types/Genres
    Literary Texts
    Factual Texts
    Persuasive Texts
    Correct Usage
    Confused Words
    Homonyms
    Making Sense
    Figurative Language
    The Affix
    Origins of Words