This market-leading text for grammar courses is a comprehensive description of sentence structure that encourages students to recognize and use their innate language expertise as they study the systematic nature of sentence grammar.
A class textbook, assuming that most of the students will become teachers, but also providing those entering other fields such as business and science with a view of the systematic nature of language and an appreciation of the language expertise of native English speakers. Based on structural linguistics with its descriptive sentence patterns and classifications of words based on English rather than Latin. Also considers insights of the newer transformational linguists. Includes a glossary without pronunciation, which is presumably covered in a different course. First published in 1982 and most recently in 1990. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.