The Uses of Grammar

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Index
Abbreviations, 30, 33
Ablaut, 53
Acronyms, 30, 32
Active voice, 86–87
Addition (in sentences), 15, 26–27', 79, 84
Adjectivals, 155–69. See also Adjective clauses
nonfinite verbs as, 163–64
nouns as, 163, 165
prepositional phrases as, 164–65, 214
Adjective clauses, 142, 170–87, 231
definite relatives and, 170–77
other clauses and, 181–85
restrictive and nonrestrictive, 177–79
Adjectives, 156–62
correlative conjunctions and, 240
defined, 24–25, 156–60
definite relative, 142, 170, 173–74, 175
demonstrative, 110, 111
indefinite, 111
indefinite relative, 141, 146
interrogative, 166–67
possessive, 111
prepositions and, 219–20
Adverb clauses, 201, 202–6, 231
Adverbials, 188–94, 201–12
nouns as, 195, 198
prepositional phrases as, 195–96, 198, 213–14
test for, 190
Adverbial there, 245
Adverbs, 24, 188–94
conjunctive, 201, 206–11, 241
correlative conjunctions and, 240
defined, 25, 188–91
definite relative, 142, 170, 175–77
indefinite relative, 141, 146–47
interrogative, 192–93, 197
prepositions and, 197–99, 219, 220
sentential, 209
Aelfric (abbot of Eynsham Monastery), 3
African American Vernacular English (AAVE), 49, 251, 257–58
African languages, 31
Agreement
pronoun-antecedent, 133–34
subject-verb, 30, 34, 54–55
And, 52–53
Anglo-Saxon. See Old English
Antecedents, 119, 133–35, 142, 171, 173, 175
Apostrophe, 96, 97
Appositive position (adjectives), 155, 160–61
Appositives, 101–2, 140
Appropriateness, 17–18
Arrow (use in this text), 16
Articles, 96, 110, 111
Art of Grammar, The (Dionysius Thrax), 2 As, 221
Aspect, 64–72. See also Perfect aspect; Progressive aspect
Asterisk (use in this text), 15
Attributive position (adjectives), 155, 160
Auxiliary rule, 64, 72–74, 78, 88

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