Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners (Practice Makes by Mark Lester

By Mark Lester

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Topics comprise: Noun plurals, Possessive nouns and private pronouns, Articles and quantifiers, Adjectives, Verb kinds and tenses, conversing approximately current time, speaking approximately previous time, conversing approximately destiny time, Causative verbs, The passive, The constitution of adjective clauses, Restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses, Gerunds, Infinitives, Noun clauses

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Fowler does offer a helpful hint: Ask whether the adverb and participle naturally suggest a corresponding adjective and noun; if they do, keep them together. Applying this test to the preceding examples, you get just accusation and official rule but can find no adjective and noun equivalents for either often and said or certainly and asked. Although adverbs generally fall into their proper places automatically, they sometimes occur in ambiguous circumstances. Since they can grammatically modify not only verbs but verbals, adjectives, adverbs, and whole sentences, they have many opportunities to form misalliances.

Most ac complished writers respect the integrity of an infinitive—but not at any cost. The following sentence includes a split infinitive that careful stylists would avoid and another that they would accept, at least if the only alternative were to transpose the adverb: To properly assess the situation, you have to carefully weigh planned improvements against anticipated results. Putting properly after situation improves the sentence, but if you take carefully out of the infinitive, where can you put it?

You could, for example, do without the ambiguous adverb in The union leaders recommend strongly demanding a new wage policy. If strongly modifies demand the sentence has no room for it and would profit from its loss. A strong word like demanding functions better without an adverbial boost. Of course, not all problem adverbs are dispensable. Consider this sparse sentence: Writing simply is not degrading. Since this example comes from an article on the virtues of writing simply, readers would doubtless understand that the adverb means "in an uncomplicated manner" and qualifies writing.

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