Analyzing the Grammar of English

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Contents
Figuresix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
1Utterances, Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases1
The Most Important Parts of Speech5
      Noun5
      Verb7
      Adjective10
      Adverb12
      Pronoun13
      Determiner14
      Quantifier14
      Preposition14
Case16
      Subject Case17
      Genitive/Possessive Case17
      Object Case and Subject Case17
Sounds: Phones, Phonemes, and Allophones19
Forms: Morphemes and Allomorphs24
/z/—A Highly Productive English Morpheme25
/d/—Another Highly Productive English Morpheme28
Problems with /d/29
Note30
2Verbs, Tenses, Forms, and Functions31
Conjugating a Verb31
      Regular Verbs31
      Irregular Verbs32
The Nine Morphological Patterns of Irregular Verbs33
Verb Tenses and Auxiliary Verbs: The Nonmodal Auxiliaries (Do, Be, Have) and the Modal Auxiliaries38
      The Simple Tenses38
      The Importance of the Subject38
      Imperatives, the Present Tense, and the Excluded Subject Pronoun39
      The Compound Tenses: Present and Past39

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