Understanding and Using English Grammar (with Answer Key and Audio CDs)

Understanding and Using English Grammar (with Answer Key and Audio CDs)

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By (author) Betty Schrampfer Azar, By (author) Stacy A. Hagen

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Mixed media product | 530 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 254mm x 25mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 23 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0132333317
  • ISBN 13: 9780132333313
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour line drawings
  • Sales rank: 160,987

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A classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced students of English, Understanding and Using English Grammar is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text. While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the Fourth Edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are: Innovative warm-up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught Structure-based listening exercises ranging from casual speech to academic content Academic readings that highlight the targeted grammar structures Greatly expanded speaking practice with extensive pair, group and class work Corpus-informed syllabus that reflects the discourse patterns of spoken and written English Audio CDs and listening script in the back of the Student Book The program components include the Student Book (Full Edition and Volume A and Volume B), Workbook (Full Edition and Volume A and Volume B), Chartbook, Teacher's Guide, and Test Bank. Click on "Course-Specific Resources" on the left for more details. For an online workbook, see Understanding and Using English Grammar Interactive.

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A classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced students of English, "Understanding and Using English Grammar" is a comprehensive reference grammar as well as a stimulating and teachable classroom text. While keeping the same basic approach and material as in earlier editions, the Fourth Edition more fully develops communicative and interactive language-learning activities. Some of the new features are: Innovative warm-up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught Structure-based listening exercises ranging from casual speech to academic content Academic readings that highlight the targeted grammar structures Greatly expanded speaking practice with extensive pair, group and class work Corpus-informed syllabus that reflects the discourse patterns of spoken and written English Audio CDs and listening script in the back of the Student BookThe program components include the Student Book (Full Edition and Volume A and Volume B), Workbook (Full Edition and Volume A and Volume B), Chartbook, Teacher's Guide, and Test Bank. Click on "Course-Specific Resources" on the left for more details. For an online workbook, see "Understanding and Using English Grammar Interactive."

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW OF VERB TENSES 1-1 The Simple Tenses 1-2 The Progressive Tenses 1-3 The Perfect Tenses 1-4 The Perfect Progressive Tenses 1-5 Summary Chart of Verb Tenses 1-6 Spelling of -ing and -ed Forms CHAPTER 2 PRESENT AND PAST; SIMPLE AND PROGRESSIVE 2-1 Simple Present 2-2 Present Progressive 2-3 Non-Progressive Verbs 2-4 Regular and Irregular Verbs 2-5 Irregular Verb List 2-6 Regular Verbs: Pronunciation of -ed Endings 2-7 Simple Past 2-8 Past Progressive 2-9 Using Progressive Verbs with always 2-10 Using Expressions of Place with Progressive Verbs CHAPTER 3 PERFECT AND PERFECT PROGRESSIVE TENSES 3-1 Present Perfect 3-2 Have and has in Spoken English 3-3 Present Perfect vs. Simple Past 3-4 Present Perfect Progressive 3-5 Past Perfect 3-6 Had in Spoken English 3-7 Pest Perfect Progressive CHAPTER 4 FUTURE TIME 4-1 Simple Future: will and be going to 4-2 Will vs.be going to 4-3 Expressing the Future in Time Clauses 4-4 Using the Present Progressive and the Simple Present to Express Future Time 4-5 Future Progressive 4-6 Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive CHAPTER 5 REVIEW OF VERB TENSES CHAPTER 6 SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT 6-1 Final -s/-es Use, Pronunciation, and Spelling 6-2 Basic Subject-Verb Agreement 6-3 Subject-Verb Agreement: Using Expressions of Quantity 6-4 Subject-Verb Agreement: Using there + be 6-5 Subject-Verb Agreement: Some Irregularities CHAPTER 7 NOUNS 7-1 Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns 7-2 Possessive Nouns 7-3 Nouns as Adjectives 7-4 Count and Noncount Nouns 7-5 Noncount Nouns 7-6 Some Common Noncount Nouns 7-7 Basic Article Usage 7-8 General Guidelines For Article Usage 7-9 Expressions of Quantity Used with Count and Noncount Nouns 7-10 Using a few and few; a little and little 7-11 Singular Expressions of Quantity: one, each, every 7-12 Using of in Expressions of Quantity CHAPTER 8 PRONOUNS 8-1 Personal Pronouns 8-2 Personal Pronouns: Agreement with Generic Nouns and Indefinite Pronouns 8-3 Personal Pronouns: Agreement With Collective Nouns 8-4 Reflexive Pronouns 8-5 Using you, one, and they as Impersonal Pronouns 8-6 Forms of other 8-7 Common Expressions with other CHAPTER 9 MODALS, PART 1 9-1 Basic Modal Introduction 9-2 Polite Questions with I as the Subject 9-3 Polite Questions with you as the Subject 9-4 Polite Requests with would you mind 9-5 Expressing Necessity: must, have to, have got to 9-6 Lack of Necessity and Prohibition: have to and must in the Negative 9-7 Advisability: should, ought to, had better 9-8 The Past Form of should 9-9 Obligation: be supposed to 9-10 Unfulfilled Intentions: was/were going to 9-11 Making Suggestions: let's, why don't, shall I/we 9-12 Making Suggestions: could vs. should CHAPTER 10 MODALS, PART 2 10-1 Degrees of Certainty: Present Time 10-2 Degrees of Certainty: Present Time Negative 10-3 Degrees of Certainty: Past Time 10-4 Degrees of Certainty: Future Time 10-5 Progressive Forms of Modals 10-6 Ability: can and could 10-7 Using would to Express a Repeated Action in the Past 10-8 Expressing Preference: would rather 10-9 Combining Modals with Phrasal Modals 10-10 Summary Chart of Modals and Similar Expressions CHAPTER 11 THE PASSIVE 11-1 Active vs. Passive 11-2 Tense Forms of the Passive 11-3 Using the Passive 11-4 The Passive Form of Modals and Phrasal Modals 11-5 Non-progressive Passive 11-6 Common Non-progressive Verbs + Prepositions 11-7 The Passive with get 11-8 Participial Adjectives CHAPTER 12 NOUN CLAUSES 12-1 Introduction 12-2 Noun Clauses Beginning with a Question Word 12-3 Noun Clauses Beginning with whether or if 12-4 Question Words Followed by Infinitives 12-5 Noun Clauses Beginning with that 12-6 Quoted Speech 12-7 Reported Speech: Verb Forms in Noun Clauses 12-8 Using The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses 12-9 Using -ever Words CHAPTER 13 ADJECTIVE CLAUSES 13-1 Adjective Clause Pronouns Used as the Subject 13-2 Adjective Clause Pronouns Used as the Object of a Verb 13-3 Adjective Clause Pronouns Used as the Object of a Preposition 13-4 Using whose 13-5 Using where in Adjective Clauses 13-6 Using when in Adjective Clauses 13-7 Using Adjective Clauses to Modify Pronouns 13-8 Punctuating Adjective Clauses 13-9 Using Expressions of Quantity in Adjective Clauses 13-10 Using which to Modify a Whole Sentence 13-11 Reducing Adjective Clauses to Adjective Phrases CHAPTER 14 GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES, PART 1 14-1 Gerunds: Introduction 14-2 Using Gerunds as the Objects of Prepositions 14-3 Common Verbs Followed by Gerunds 14-4 go + Gerund 14-5 Special Expressions Followed by -ing 14-6 Common Verbs Followed by Infinitives 14-7 Common Verbs Followed by Either Infinitives or Gerunds 14-8 It + Infinitives; Gerunds and Infinitives as Subjects 14-9 Reference List of Verbs Followed by Gerunds 14-10 Reference List of Verbs Followed by Infinitives CHAPTER 15 GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES, PART 2 15-1 Infinitive of Purpose: in order to 15-2 Adjectives Followed by Infinitives 15-3 Using Infinitives With too and enough 15-4 Passive Infinitives and Gerunds 15-5 Using Gerunds or Passive Infinitives Following need 15-6 Using Verbs of Perception 15-7 Using the Simple Form after let and help 15-8 Using Causative Verbs: make, have, get CHAPTER 16 COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS 16-1 Parallel Structure 16-1 Parallel Structure: Using Commas 16-3 Using Paired Conjunctions: both ... and; not only ... but also; either ... or; neither ... nor 16-4 Separating Independent Clauses with Periods; Connecting with and and but CHAPTER 17 ADVERB CLAUSES 17-1 Introduction 17-2 Using Adverb Clauses to Show Time Relationships 17-3 Using Adverb Clauses to Show Cause and Effect 17-4 Expressing Contrast (Unexpected Result): Using even though 17-5 Showing Direct Contrast: while 17-6 Expressing Conditions in Adverb Clauses: if-Clauses 17-7 Shortened if-Clauses 17-8 Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using whether or not and even if 17-9 Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using in case 17-10 Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using unless 17-11 Adverb Clauses of Condition: Using only if CHAPTER 18 REDUCTION OF ADVERB CLAUSES TO MODIFYING ADVERBIAL PHRASES 18-1 Introduction 18-2 Changing Time Clauses to Modifying Adverbial Phrases 18-3 Expressing The Idea of "During The Same Time" in Modifying Adverbial Phrases 18-4 Expressing Cause and Effect in Modifying Adverbial Phrases 18-5 Using upon + -ing in Modifying Adverbial Phrases CHAPTER 19 CONNECTIVES THAT EXPRESS CAUSE AND EFFECT, CONTRAST. AND CONDITION 19-1 Using because of and due to 19-2 Cause and Effect: Using therefore and consequently 19-3 Summary of Patterns and Punctuation 19-4 Other Ways of Expressing Cause and Effect: such ... that and so ... that 19-5 Expressing Purpose: Using so that 19-6 Showing Contrast (Unexpected Result) 19-7 Showing Direct Contrast 19-8 Expressing Conditions: Using otherwise and or (else) 19-9 Summary of Connectives: Cause and Effect, Contrast, Condition Chapter 20 CONDITIONAL SENTENCES AND WISHES 20-1 Overview of Basic Verb Forms Used in Conditional Sentences 20-2 True in the Present or Future 20-3 Untrue (Contrary to Fact) in the Present or Future 20-4 Untrue (Contrary to Fact) in the Past 20-5 Using Progressive Verb Forms in Conditional Sentences 20-6 Using "Mixed Time" in Conditional Sentences 20-7 Omitting if 20-8 Implied Conditions 20-9 Verb Forms Following wish 20-10 Using would to Make Wishes about the Future APPENDIX: SUPPLEMENTARY GRAMMAR CHARTS Unit A: Basic Grammar Terminology A-1 Subjects, Verbs, and Objects A-2 Adjectives A-3 Adverbs A-4 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases A-5 The Verb be A-6 Linking Verbs Unit B: Questions B-1 Forms of Yes/No and Information Questions B-2 Question Words B-3 Shortened Yes/No Questions B-4 Negative Questions B-5 Tag Questions Unit C: Contractions Unit D: Negatives D-1 Using not and Other Negative Words D-2 Avoiding Double Negatives D-3 Beginning a Sentence with a Negative Word Unit E: Preposition Combinations E Preposition Combinations with Adjectives and Verbs Unit F: The Subjunctive F The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses Unit G: Troublesome Verbs G Troublesome Verbs: raise/rise, set/sit, lay/lie Listening Scripts Index Audio CD Tracking List