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Vol 39  No 16
June 28, 2007


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Modern English Structures and Workbook

By Dr. Bernard O’Dwyer

Modern English Structures is a clear and accessible text that follows a structural approach to teaching basic English grammar. The book is divided into three parts: what a sentence constituent is, what a sentence constituent does, and where a sentence constituent goes – Form, Function and Position.

The objective of the book is to bring students to a better understanding of sentence constituents and sentence structures, providing them with appropriate terminology to discuss these forms and relationships. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout.

The accompanying Modern English Structures Workbook parallels the text and provides useful training both in memorization and in higher-order thinking skills.

Hyo-Chang Hong, Marshall University, said Modern English Structures is “far superior to any other grammar text I have used in my grammar class. The wealth of well-chosen examples and the lucidity of his account put this text in a class of its own.”

Katy Rehyansky, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said it is a “terrific book and workbook. The best I’ve seen and I’ve been reviewing university-level grammar texts for years. The text is intelligent, accessible, and clear, with sophisticated exercises that do not condescend to my advanced students. I’m really impressed.”

Dr. Bernard O’Dwyer is a professor of English at Memorial. Modern English Structures is published by Broadview Press.

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