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A Glossary of English Grammar - download pdf or read online

By Geoffrey Leech

ISBN-10: 0748617299

ISBN-13: 9780748617296

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This alphabetical advisor in actual fact defines ordinary grammatical phrases and exhibits how they're used, encompassing editions as present in Huddleston and Pullum's Cambridge Grammar of the English Language.

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Emphasis A word referring generally to prominence given to one part of an utterance rather than another, for example by the use of stress, intonation or particular words. In grammar, the term ‘emphasis’ has no precise meaning. ) (see intensification). Emotive emphasis can be conveyed also by interjections and exclamations. end focus The principle by which elements placed towards the end of a phrase, clause or sentence tend to receive the focus or prominence associated with new information (see given and new information).

Coordinate clause see compound sentence; coordination coordinating conjunction, coordinator One of the words and, or, but and (sometimes) nor. See conjunction; coordination. coordination The joining of two or more constituents of equivalent status, normally by the use of a coordinating conjunction (and, or, but or nor), so as to form a larger grammatical unit having the function that each of its parts would have on their own. For example: (a) She wore [1[2a leather coat2] and [3fur-lined boots3]1].

48 A GLOSSARY OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR Potentially, the genitive may be quite a complicated phrase. But there is a tendency to prefer the of-construction where the genitive would cause too much complexity in front of the head noun. Hence the night train to Edinburgh’s departure is less likely to occur than the departure of the night train to Edinburgh. Notice in this example, however, that the placing of the ’s at the end of Edinburgh is perfectly acceptable, even though the genitive indicates the departure of the train, rather than the departure of Edinburgh!

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