The Grammar of the English Tense System

The Grammar of the English Tense System

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The book provides a grammar of tense which can be used both as an advanced reference grammar and as a scientific study which can act as a basis for and stimulus to further research. It provides not only a wealth of data but also a unique framework for the study of the English tense system, which achieves great predictive and explanatory power on the basis of a limited number of relatively simple rules. The book moves from a detailed exploration of the meaning and use of individual tenses to a thorough analysis of the way in which tenses can be seen to function together as sets, and finally to a detailed examination of tenses in, and tenses interacting with, temporal adverbials. Original data is used frequently. throughout the book to illustrate the theory discussed. Book jacket.Part of a four-volume series, aquot;The Grammar of the English Verb Phraseaquot;, this book aims to provide a grammar of tense which can be used both as an advanced reference grammar (for example by MA-level or postgraduate students of English or ...


Title:The Grammar of the English Tense System
Author: Renaat Declerck, Susan Reed, Bert Cappelle
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2006
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