Index
Bold type signifies an entire section devoted to that topic. Readers are also referred to the Glossary that comprises Appendix I.
a
accusative case xii, 4, 9, 48, 62
active voice 31-3, 38
adjectives 20, 51-8, 109-12
adjective order 109-10
comparative and superlative forms 55-6
definite and indefinite articles 109
demonstrative 13, 53, 57
descriptive 52
further matters of order and punctuation 54, 57, 110, 112
interrogative 54, 57
of number or quantity 54-5
possessive 4, 52
relative 46, 53, 57, 142-5
adverb clauses 112-18
adverbs 58-61, 112-18
comparative and superlative forms 60-1
degree, quantity or extent 59, 113
interrogative 60
manner 58-9, 117
number 59-60
place 59,113
relative 60
time 59, 113
apostrophe 8, 132-8
abuse 132-4
function 8
its and it's 136-7
with abbreviated verbs 138
with names ending in 's' 72-3
with plurals 72, 136
articles, definite and indefinite 109
Austen, Jane 125,140, 157
auxiliary verbs 35, 68

b
'basically' 148-9
Beard, Henry and Cerf, Christopher (The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook)161 ff
Borjars, Kersti and Burridge, Kate (Introducing English Grammar) 7
Burton, S.H. xvi, 40

c
Camus, Albert 162
case xii, 4, 8-10
accusative 4, 9, 48, 62
dative xii, 11
genitive xii, 10-11, 72-4
nominative 9, 48
vocative xii, 9
Chandler, Raymond 165
Churchill, Winston xi, 9
clause 79-85
definitions 11
main 20, 81-5
subordinate 20, 81-5
Coleman, David x
'Colemanballs' (Private Eye) 148
complement, the 12-13
Confucius 166

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