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By Roger Berry

From phrases to Grammar is a distinct creation to grammar for college kids. Taking a word-based method of grammar, this cutting edge publication introduces the topic in the course of the research of over 100 of the main general English phrases.

Each unit specializes in a distinct observe category, utilizing an research of particular phrases which includes:

  • an creation to the grammar of every word;
  • examples of genuine international utilization that includes that word;
  • exercises with answers.

This new angle not just introduces scholars to grammar but in addition offers them with an knowing of ways grammar works in daily English. Written through an skilled instructor and writer, From phrases to Grammar is perfect for all scholars of English Language.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. …the 34-year-old American waved a fond farewell to the big-time… …they did it out of their fond love for her… There will be many fond memories taken away from the city… …police are fond of saying publicly that they want to build bridges with the community here. He said he felt no pain, apart from injections which he has never been fond of… He’s obviously fond of women. I’m not too fond of taking tablets… I am very fond of poetry by John Donne. He was very fond of ancient histories, stories and epics of earlier times and heroes.

An examination of usage shows that less is quite common with such nouns, and, in fact, always has been. The injunction to use fewer dates from the late eighteenth century, until when less had been quite uncontroversial, and it still is when followed by than: Less than 10 people a year are affected by this disease. It is also used as an adverb alone: I like it less. and in expressions: more or less, less than. 7 On the following lines decide whether less is: a. b. c. d. e. f. a determiner modifying count nouns.

However, mothers…attribute a bewildering variety of symptoms to teething, including poor sleeping… 3. All of that gives it a very encouraging sure-footedness once you…test it on poor road conditions. 4. Lunchtime drinking that leads to reduced or poor quality work in the afternoons is one example. 5. Paul Cook’s poor pass let in Martin Carruthers. 6. …we haven’t got a clue what the poor girl’s doing at the moment. 7. …I think we are economically and industrially the poor men of Europe… 8. Let’s have a look in and see what you’ve done to the poor old thing.

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