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The Penguin Dictionary of English Grammar


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The Penguin Dictionary of English Grammar by R.L. Trask
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An understanding of grammar enables us to see how language works and how to use it in the right ways. This clear, succinct and up-to-date dictionary, which covers virtually every significant grammatical term, is ideal for teachers, students and anyone who wants to write correctly (without sounding old-fashioned or fussily pedantic). Gives crisp, practical definitions of all the central concepts and their application- from abbreviation, abstract noun and adverb to verb, word order and yes-no question Offers authoritative guidance through the minefield of more technical terms (and those mainly applicable to other languages)- accusative, attraction, backshift, common gender, dummy Provides extensive coverage of recent innovations and the ideas introduced by leading scholars such as Noam Chomsky and Randolph Quirk- complement clause, noun phrase, subject raising Includes lively examples of current usage

Author Biography

Professor Trask has taught in the School of Cognitive and Computing Science at the University of Sussex since 1988. He is the author of many books on language and linguistics including THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO PUNCTUATION and A DICTIONARY OF GRAMMATICAL TERMS IN LINGUISTICS (Routledge) and he is currently working on THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH.
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August 31st, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Penguin Books Ltd
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