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Making Intermediate Grammar Work - Book CoverMaking Intermediate Grammar Work

Grammar in Context for ESL Students

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Basic Grammar
  WORD FUNCTIONS
PARTS OF SPEECH
    Verbs
Nouns and pronouns
Adjectives and adverbs
Prepositions and conjunctions
  SENTENCES
    Essential elements: the subject and the verb
Additional elements: modifiers and connectors
Subjects and objects
  REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 2: Articles and Nouns
  ARTICLES: A, AN, AND THE
COUNT AND NONCOUNT NOUNS
    Some common noncount nouns
  PLURALS
    Irregular plurals
  REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 3: The Present Tense
  PRESENT TENSE FORMS
THE SIMPLE PRESENT
THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE
NONACTION VERBS
QUESTION WORD QUESTIONS
TAG QUESTIONS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 4: The Past Tense
  PAST TENSE FORMS
THE SIMPLE PAST
    Pronunciation of past tense forms
Practice with irregular past tense forms
  THE PAST PROGRESSIVE
TAG QUESTIONS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 5: The Future Tense
  FUTURE TENSE FORMS
THE SIMPLE FUTURE
THE FUTURE PROGRESSIVE
OTHER WAYS OF EXPRESSING THE FUTURE
    Expressing the future with be going to
Expressing the future with the present progressive
  THE PRESENT TENSE FOR FUTURE IDEAS IN SUBORDINATE CLAUSES
TAG QUESTIONS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 6: The Perfect Tenses
  FORMS OF VERBS IN THE PERFECT TENSES
THE PRESENT PERFECT
    Practice with irregular past participle forms
  THE PAST PERFECT
THE FUTURE PERFECT
TAG QUESTIONS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 7: Modal Auxiliaries and Related Forms
  WAYS OF EXPRESSING POSSIBILITY OR CAPABILITY
    Can
Could
Be able
  WAYS OF EXPRESSING PROBABILITY
    May
Might and could
Should and ought to
  WAYS OF EXPRESSING DEDUCTION
    Cannot
Must
  WAYS OF EXPRESSING NECESSITY
    Must
Have to
Should/ought to
Had better
  TAG QUESTIONS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 8: Building Sentences
  BASIC SENTENCES
EXPANDED SENTENCES
IT AS THE SUBJECT OF THE SENTENCE
SENTENCES BEGINNING WITH THERE
SENTENCES WITH THE CONDITIONAL
    Real conditions
Improbable and imaginary conditions
Past conditions
  REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 9: Pronouns and Related Forms
  FORMS OF ONE
FORMS OF OTHER
FORMS OF THIS AND THAT
POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS AND ADJECTIVES
WORDS WITH DIFFERENT SINGULAR AND PLURAL FORMS
WORDS WITH THE SAME SINGULAR AND PLURAL FORMS
OTHER INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS
RELATIVE PRONOUNS
    Nonessential information
  REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 10: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives
  GERUNDS
PARTICIPLES
    Present participles
Past participles
  INFINITIVES
INFINITIVES AND GERUNDS AFTER VERBS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 11: Adjectives and Adverbs
  ADJECTIVES
    Form
Comparison of adjectives
Positions in sentences
Active and passive modifiers
  ADVERBS
    Form
Comparison of adverbs
Positions in sentences
  REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 12: Connecting Ideas
  PREPOSITIONS
CONJUNCTIONS
    Coordinating conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions
Adverbial conjunctions
  SENTENCE COMBINING
    Combining to show addition
Combining to show contrast
Combining to show cause
Combining to show effect
Combining to show purpose
Combining to give examples
  REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 13: The Passive
  PASSIVE FORMS
THE INDIRECT OBJECT AS SUBJECT IN A PASSIVE SENTENCE
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 14: Word Combinations
  COMMON WORD COMBINATIONS
LIST OF COMMON WORD COMBINATIONS
PRACTICING WITH WORD COMBINATIONS
REVIEW EXERCISES
Chapter 15: Correcting Common Errors
  FRAGMENTS (INCOMPLETE SENTENCES)
    Missing subject
Missing verb
Missing main clause
Added information fragment
Incomplete subordinate clause
  RUN-TOGETHER SENTENCES
    Using punctuation to make independent statements
Using coordinating conjunctions to connect statements
Using adverbial conjunctions to connect statements
Using subordinating conjunctions to connect main and subordinate clauses
  ERRORS IN PUNCTUATION AND CAPITALIZATION
    End punctuation
Commas
Colons, dashes, and parentheses
Quotation marks
Capitalization
  MODIFIER ERRORS
AGREEMENT ERRORS
SHIFTS IN VERB TENSE
SHIFTS IN PERSON
ERRORS IN PARALLELISM
Answer Key
Appendix
  IRREGULAR VERBS
Index

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