'GRAMMAR PATTERNS 2: NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES'
This is the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of English noun and adjective patterns. It presents an innovative description of English nouns and adjectives, based on the most complete corpus analysis of these words ever undertaken. The principle subclasses of nouns and adjectives are set out fully, and then each pattern in which they occur is explained in detail. All words with that pattern are listed in groups based on meaning. Examples show the teacher and learner exactly how the nouns and adjectives are used, supporting productive language learning. The comprehensive lists provide an excellent resource for vocabulary building.
• detailed treatment of 100 noun and adjective patterns
• coverage of 10,000 nouns and adjectives
• thousands of real examples taken from The Bank of English
• tables showing clearly the elements in each pattern
• hundreds of illuminating lists of nouns and adjectives with similar meanings and functions
• indexes of patterns, nouns and adjectives
• word frequency information
This book has been compiled for students of intermediate level and above. It is based on a comprehensive analysis of The Bank of English, a collection of English texts amounting to over 350 million words reflecting the English language of the 1990s.
The user-friendly presentation provides a wealth of details about how to use nouns and adjectives.
the patterns show clearly the elements which go with particular nouns and adjectives
thousands of real full-sentence examples put the patterns in an easily understood context
comprehensive lists of nouns and adjectives accompany each pattern, linked to meanings in the 'Collins COBUILD English Dictionary'
lots of stimulating ideas for teachers are given in the Introduction
'indexes of patterns, nouns and adjectives:'
comprehensive indexes help you find your way around the book
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