This elementary textbook provides a step-by-step account of English grammar. All the most important and central English constructions and categories are covered and the discussion is informed by the latest theoretical advances in modern linguistics. At the same time the author always points out any significant departures from traditional grammar with which the reader might be more familiar.
An important and original feature of the book is that it explains the major grammatical categories at both a language-particular level (specifically for English) and at a general level, so that it will also be used as a concise reference work for English by students taking courses in language typology.
With its accessible and comprehensive presentation, this book will be an essential tool for students on a wide variety of courses.
'This "elementary textbook" offers a concise overview of the grammatical structure of English', English Language Teaching