Randolph Quirk, A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language
May 1985 | ISBN-10: 0582517346 | Pages: 1779 | PDF | 75 MB
This grammar has been prepared with three objectives in view. First , while covering in an up-to-date manner the ground common to all English grammars , it is designed particularly to meet the needs of the foreign student of English. So, for example, the tenses of the verb, the use of prepositions and 'phrasal verbs', the articles, and word order are dealt with in considerable detail; many examples are given of t he commonest sentence patterns in English : and there are tables showing the uses of the determinative words all frequent sources of difficulty to t he foreign student. Secondly, it is intended to be really comprehensive, in that it will , as far as possible, provide an answer to any grammatical problem the student of English is likely to encounter.