A Concise Contrastive Grammar of English
- for Danish Students
A Concise Contrastive Grammar of English is a pedagogical introduction to English grammar for Danish students of English at bachelor level. At the same time the book is a practical tool of reference for the Danish-speaking English teacher.
The reader is guided through the labyrinth of the English grammatical landscape and is introduced to English grammar as well as to basic sentence analysis. The book gives a systematic description of English and covers all the major areas of English grammar. It contains definitions and explanations as well as a large number of examples from a wide range of material (newspapers, magazines, literature, spoken language, etc.).
Special attention has been paid to areas that are known to cause problems for Danes who are learning English at a fairly advanced level. Wherever relevant, parallels have been drawn to Danish grammar, and the most important differences between Danish and English have been highlighted.
The present fifth edition is the result of a thorough revision. Some sections have been completely or partially rewritten; others have been adjusted in various ways. As with previous editions, the purpose in doing this is to bring the book up to date and make it more helpful for the users, and these have once again helped us in the process with recommendations and suggestions.
The reader may be interested in knowing that there are two workbooks which can be used together with the textbook, i.e. A Concise Contrastive Grammar of English for Danish Students. Workbook, 2nd ed. and A Self-Study Workbook with Answer Key, both by Lise-Lotte Hjulmand.
About the authors:
Lise-Lotte Hjulmand is a senior lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, where she teaches English grammar and related subjects. For many years, she was also an external lecturer at Copenhagen University.
Helge Schwarz was for many years a senior lecturer at Copenhagen Business School as well as an external lecturer at Copenhagen University. At both institutions he taught English grammar and linguistics as well as translation.
"Et suverænt dobbeltværk om engelsk grammatik, som i hvert fald for egen regning bliver en anvendelig bog at gå til i fremtiden. Det koncise, kontrastive og pædagogiske værk er et ærkeeksempel på anvendelig og praktisk grammatik. Storslået gjort!"
- Michael Agerbo Mørch på kulturkapellet.dkSkjul beskrivelse
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Chapter 1 WORDS and WORD CLASSES 19
Chapter 2 SENTENCE ANALYSIS, FUNCTION and MATERIAL 27
Chapter 3 The NOUN PHRASE, NOUNS and PRONOUNS 77
Chapter 4 The ADJECTIVE PHRASE and ADJECTIVES 159
Chapter 5 The ADVERB PHRASE and ADVERBS 173
Chapter 6 The VERB PHRASE and VERBS 183
Chapter 7 The PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE and PREPOSITIONS 263
Chapter 8 CONCORD 277
Chapter 9 CONSTITUENT ORDER 291
Chapter 10 MULTIPLE SENTENCES 309
Chapter 11 BRITISH ENGLISH AMERICAN ENGLISH 329
Chapter 12 PUNCTUATION and CAPITAL LETTERS 343
ABBREVIATIONS and SYMBOLS 357
GRAMMATICAL TERMS 359
Danish - English 359
English - Danish 368
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