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Book with Answer Key, Grammar Express / Edition 1

Book with Answer Key, Grammar Express / Edition 1

by Marjorie Fuchs, Margaret Bonner
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Grammar Express is an intermediate to high-intermediate text that features four-page units that present and practice key grammar points. The text's concise, easy-to-follow format is organized into 76 thematic units featuring:

  • A cartoon or piece of realia presenting the target grammar in a meaningful context to raise student interest and involvement.
  • Clear grammar charts presenting the target grammar in all its forms.
  • Quick, self-access activities allowing students to discover the target grammar and manipulate its forms before they start studying its uses.
  • Concise grammar explanations and multiple examples focusing on the meaning and uses of the target grammar.
  • Two full pages of controlled practice exercises, including fill-ins, matching, multiple choice, and writing/editing skill builders.
In addition, the text features:
  • Fifteen SelfTests (one at the end of each part) offering additional opportunities for review and practice.
  • A complete Answer Key to all self-check activities, practice exercises, and SelfTests.

A dual platform CD-ROM (for PC and Macintosh) contains additional editing practice for in-class or self-study. The exercises include sentence-level and paragraph-level error correction correlated to every grammar point in the Student Book.

Grammar Express
has self-contained units that may be used in any order with any grammar course. It may be used as a classroom text or as a self-study handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201520736
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication date: 03/13/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 415
Sales rank: 789,423
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Grammar Express


Part I: Present and Imperative

Unit 1: Present Progressive
(I am studying.)

Unit 2: Simple Present Tense
(I study.)

Unit 3: Non-Action Verbs
(I understand.)

Unit 4: Present Progressive and Simple Present Tense
(I am studying. / I study.)

Unit 5: Imperative
(Study! / Don't Study!)

SelfTest I

Part II: Past

Unit 6: Simple Past Tense: Affirmative Statements

(I studied.)

Unit 7: Simple Past Tense: Negative Statements and Questions
(I didn't study. / Did you study?)

Unit 8: Used to
(I used to study.)

Unit 9: Past Progressive
(I was studying.)

Unit 10: Past Progressive and Simple Past Tense
(I was studying. / I studied.)

SelfTest II

Part III: Present Perfect and Past Perfect

Unit 11: Present Perfect: Since and For
(I have studied since May. / I have studied for a month.)

Unit 12: Present Perfect: Already and Yet
(I have already studied. / I haven't studied yet.)

Unit 13: Present Perfect: Indefinite Past
(I have studied.)

Unit 14: Present Perfect and Simple Past Tense
(I have studied. / I studied.)

Unit 15: Present Perfect Progressive
(I have been studying.)

Unit 16: Present Perfect and Present Perfect Progressive
(I have studied. / I have been studying.)

Unit 17: Past Perfect
(I had studied.)

Unit 18: Past Perfect Progressive
(I had been studying.)

SelfTest III

Part IV: Future and Future Perfect

Unit 19: Future: Be going to and Will
(I am going to study. / I will study.)

Unit 20: Future : Contrast
Be going to, Will, Simple Present Tense, Present Progressive

Unit 21: Future Time Clauses
(I will call you after I study.)

Unit 22: Future Progressive
(I will be studying.)

Unit 23: Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive
(I will have studied. / I will have been studying.)

SelfTest IV

Part V: Wh- Questions, Tag Questions, Additions

Unit 24: Wh - Questions: Subject and Predicate
(Who studied? / Who did you study?)

Unit 25: Tag Questions
(You studied, didn't you? / You didn't study, did you?)

Unit 26: Additions with So, Too, Neither and Not either
(I studied, and so did he. / I didn't study, and neither did she.)

SelfTest V

Part VI: Modals (I)

Unit 27: Ability : Can, Could, Be able to
(I can study for hours.)

Unit 28: Permission : May, Can, Could, Do you mind if . . . ?
(May I study on my own?)

Unit 29: Requests : Will, Can, Would, Could, Would you mind . . . ?
(Will you study with me?)

Unit 30: Advice : Should, Ought to, Had better
(You should study English.)

Unit 31: Suggestions : Could, Why don't . . . ?, Why not . . . ?, Let's, How about . . . ?
(Why not study English?)

Unit 32: Preferences : Prefer, Would prefer, Would rather
(I would prefer studying Spanish.)

SelfTest VI

Part VII: Modals (II)

Unit 33: Necessity : Have (got) to and Must
(I've got to study harder. / I must study harder.)

Unit 34: Choice : Don't have to; No Choice: Must not and Can't
(I don't have to leave. / I must not leave.)

Unit 35: Expectations : Be supposed to
(I'm supposed to study.)

Unit 36: Future Possibility : May, Might, Could
(I may study there next year.)

Unit 37: Assumptions : May, Might, Could, Must, Have (got) to, Can't
(She must be a good student.)

Unit 38: Advisability in the Past: Should have, Ought to have, Could have, Might have
(I should have studied harder when I was young.)

Unit 39: Speculations about the Past: May have, Might have, Can't have, Could have, Must have, Had to have
(He may have been a good student in his youth.)

SelfTest VII

Part VIII: Adjectives and Adverbs

Unit 40: Adjectives and Adverbs
(quick / quickly)

Unit 41: Participial Adjectives
(interesting / interested)

Unit 42: Adjectives and Adverbs: Equatives
(as quick as / as quickly as)

Unit 43: Adjectives: Comparatives
(quicker than)

Unit 44: Adjectives: Superlatives
(the quickest)

Unit 45: Adverbs: Comparatives and Superlatives
(more quickly than / the most quickly)

SelfTest VIII

Part IX: Gerunds and Infinitives

Unit 46: Gerunds: Subject and Object
(Studying is important. / I enjoy studying.)

Unit 47: Gerunds after Prepositions
(interested in studying / tired of studying)

Unit 48: Infinitives after Certain Verbs
(I want to study.)

Unit 49: Infinitives after Certain Adjectives and Certain Nouns
(easy to study / time to study)

Unit 50: Infinitives with Too and Enough
(too late to study / early enough to study)

Unit 51: Infinitives of Purpose
(go home to study)

Unit 52: Gerunds and Infinitives
(stop studying / stop to study)

Unit 53: Make , Have , Let , Help , and Get
(make him study / get him to study)

SelfTest IX

Part X: Phrasal Verbs

Unit 54: Phrasal Verbs: Inseparable
(run into a classmate)

Unit 55: Phrasal Verbs: Separable
(look a word up)

SelfTest X

Part XI: Nouns, Quantifiers, Articles, Reflexive and Reciprocal Nouns

Unit 56: Nouns
(college, Boston College, chalk, students)

Unit 57: Quantifiers
(a lot of, a few, little)

Unit 58: Articles: Indefinite and Definite
(a / the)

Unit 59: ø (No Article) and The
(students / the students)

Unit 60: Reflexive Pronouns and Reciprocal Pronouns
(ourselves / each other)

SelfTest XI

Part XII: The Passive

Unit 61: The Passive: Overview
(is done / was done / has been done)

Unit 62: The Passive with Modals
(must be done)

Unit 63: The Passive Causative
(have something done)

SelfTest XII

Part XIII: The Conditional

Unit 64: Factual Conditionals: Present
(If I study, I get good grades.)

Unit 65: Factual Conditionals: Future
(If I study, I will get good grades.)

Unit 66: Unreal Conditionals: Present
(If I studied, I would get good grades.)

Unit 67: Unreal Conditionals: Future
(If I had studied, I would have gotten good grades.)

Unit 68: Wish: Present and Past
(I wish I studied here. / I wish I had studied here.)

SelfTest XIII

Part XIV: Adjective Clauses

Unit 69: Adjective Clauses with Subject Relative Pronouns
(someone who studies)

Unit 70: Adjective Clauses with Object Relative Pronouns
(something that I study / the school where I study)

Unit 71: Adjective Clauses: Identifying and Non-Identifying
(I have a friend who studies here. / My best friend, who knows you, studies here.)

SelfTest XIV

Part XV: Indirect Speech

Unit 72: Direct and Indirect Speech: Imperatives
("Study!" / She told me to study.)

Unit 73: Indirect Speech: Statements (1)
(She said that she was going to study.)

Unit 74: Indirect Speech: Statements (2)
(She said she had studied.)

Unit 75: Indirect Questions
(She asked me if I was studying.)

Unit 76: Embedded Questions
(She wanted to know what I studied.)

SelfTest XV


Appendix 1: Irregular Verbs

Appendix 2: Common Non-action (Stative) Verbs

Appendix 3: Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund (Base Form of Verb + -ing)

Appendix 4: Common Verbs Followed by the Infinitive (To + Base Form of Verb)

Appendix 5: Verbs Followed by Objects and the Infinitive

Appendix 6: Common Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infinitive

Appendix 7: Common Verb + Preposition Combinations

Appendix 8: Common Adjective + Preposition Combinations

Appendix 9: Common Adjectives that Can Be Followed by the Infinitive

Appendix 10: Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives, Adverbs, and Quantifiers

Appendix 11: Common Participial Adjectives

Appendix 12: Some Adjectives that Form the Comparative and Superlative in Two Ways

Appendix 13: Common Reporting Verbs

Appendix 14: Common Time Word Changes in Indirect Speech

Appendix 15: Common Phrases Introducing Embedded Questions

Appendix 16: Verbs and Expressions Commonly Used Reflexively

Appendix 17: Some Common Phrasal Verbs

Appendix 18: Some Common Irregular Plural Nouns

Appendix 19: Spelling Rules for the Present Progressive

Appendix 20: Spelling Rules for the Simple Present Tense: Third-Person Singular
(he, she, it)

Appendix 21: Spelling Rules for the Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs

Appendix 22: Spelling Rules for the Comparative (-er) and Superlative (-est) of Adjectives

Appendix 23: Spelling Rules for Adverbs Ending in -ly

Appendix 24: Contractions with Verb Forms

Appendix 25: Punctuation Rules for Direct Speech

Appendix 26: Pronunciation Table

Appendix 27: Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Present Tense: Third-Person

Singular (he, she, it)

Appendix 28: Pronunciation Rules for the Simple Past Tense of Regular Verbs

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