The Finite English Verb Group
Majzoub R. Omer & Ayisha H. Mohamed
The Finite English Verb Group MAJZOUB R. OMER & AYISHA H. MOHAMED The Finite English Verb Group is primarily intended for ESL/EFL teachers of English as well as undergraduate university students of English grammar. The text is unique in its approach, combining detailed, comprehensive discussion of theoretical concepts with practical applications. Its main defining features are:
o It identifies and defines the major categories and sub-categories of meanings/forms in the finite English verb group.
o It shows the different ways in which the meanings/forms can be combined in the finite English verb group.
o It contains hundreds of examples, tables, figures, and diagrams which serve to illustrate and explain the different theoretical concepts discussed.
o It contains a large number of exercises which are meant to provide intensive practice for the book user.
o It contains an answer key to the questions in the exercises whose purpose is to provide a reference point as needed. In this way, the book is useful for self-study undertaken by advanced students and teachers of English grammar.
Dr. Majzoub R. Omer is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the College of Women Education, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Ayisha H. Mohamed is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Police Training College, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Table of Contents:
Abbreviations and Symbols
List of Tables and Figures
1 Types and Positions of the Verb
1.1 Verb Group Types
1.2 Positions of the Verb Group
2 Meanings in the Verb Group
2.1 Lexical Meaning
2.2 Grammatical Meaning
2.3 Modal Meaning
3 Forms in the Verb Group
3.1 Formal/Positional Classification of Verb
3.2 Functional Classification of Verb Group Forms
4 Meanings and Forms of English Tenses
4.2 Past Tense
4.3 Future Tense
4.4 Present Perfect
4.5 Past Perfect
4.6 Future Perfect
5 Modal Forms and Meanings
5.1 The Meanings of Modal Forms
5.2 The Forms of Modal Meanings
6 Tense, Aspect, and Voice Combinations
6.1 Tense, Aspect, and Voice
6.2 Adding Continuous and Passive to Tense: Structural Changes
7 Modal, Aspect, and Voice Combinations
7.1 Modal, Aspect, and Voice
7.2 Modal and Aspect: Time Changes
7.3 Adding Aspect and Voice to Modal: Structural Changes
8 Tense Forms and Modals in Other Contexts
8.1 Tense Forms in Direct/Indirect Speech
8.2 Modal Forms in Direct/Indirect Speech
8.3 Tense Forms and Modals in Conditional Sentences
8.4 The --ed and --ø Inflections: Qther Uses
9. Verb Inflections and Auxiliaries:
A Summary of Functions
9.1 Verb Inflections: Functions
9.2 Non-Modal Auxiliaries: Functions
9.3 Modals and Non-Modals: Syntactic Functions
ISBN 9783895863936. LINCOM Language Textbooks 01. 232pp. 2001.