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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. 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.
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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

About the Author

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.

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