A University Grammar Of English provides an overview on the use of English Grammar for undergraduate students.
Summary Of The Book
A University Grammar Of English is designed to guide students who are interested in advanced English grammar. The book is a concise revised adaptation of the book ‘A Grammar of Contemporary English’. Many features have been updated and rectified along with some useful modifications.
The book emphasizes on the technique of writing the language and verbal communication. It indicates the changes involved in explicit text and casual presentation. It provides a helpful scenario to those who want a perfect display of thoughts with clarity.
The book includes a vast range of topics such as basic components of grammar, noun, key phrases used with noun, word pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, preposition, conjunction, and adjunction. It also advocates the formation of a sentence, types of sentences, different phrases, and how simple sentences are joined to form a complex one.
The text elucidates the usage of the English language by Americans and Britishers. Also, subjects like different contextual form of verbs, disjuncts, types of noun phrases, and correct grammar are explained.
The book, A University Grammar of English, has been written by Randolph Quirk and Sidney Greenbaum. It was published in the year 1973. The manual depicts the overall basic features of English grammar in a lucid manner so as to make it easy to understand.
About The Authors
Randolph Quirk worked as a lecturer, linguist, and as the president of the British Academy for four years.
Other books by Quirk are English in Use, Investigating linguistic acceptability, An old English Grammar, Teaching of English, Style and Communication in the English Language, Words at Work: Lectures on Textual Structure, and Grammatical and Lexical Variance in English. He has worked with many other writers and publications.
The writing style is very simple and accessible. The thorough research of the language is evident from his books.
Quirk was born in 1920 and completed his graduation in English from London University. He also acquired a post graduate and doctoral Degree. He delivers many seminars on English in University College. He joined as a Professor in UCL and Durham. He also moderated various phonetic examinations.
Sidney Greenbaum was a polyglot and expert in the English language and has contributed highly for the English Literature.
Books by Greenbaum are Oxford English Grammar, A College Grammar of English, Good English and the Grammarian, and The English Language Today.
The writing style of the writer is distinct, precise and smooth. His specialization in English supports his plain text.
Greenbaum was born on December 31st, 1929 in London. In London, he was employed as a Professor of English Literature in University College. He was elected as the Director in a research Center named Survey of English Usage. He died in May 1996 in Moscow.
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