Collins Cobuild Grammar Patterns (1) - Verbs: Verbs Bk. 1

9780003750515: Collins Cobuild Grammar Patterns (1) - Verbs: Verbs Bk. 1

A comprehensive survey of English verb patterns for teachers and learners. It presents a detailed treatment of over 450 verb patterns, with structure boxes showing clearly the elements in each verb pattern.

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GRAMMAR PATTERNS 1: VERBS

This grammar is the first authoritative and comprehensive survey of English verb patterns for teachers and learners. It presents a completely fresh description of English verbs, based on the most complete corpus analysis of verbs ever undertaken. Each pattern is explained in detail. All the verbs with that pattern are listed in groups based on meaning. Clear structural information and examples show the learner exactly how the verbs are used, supporting productive language learning. The comprehensive lists provide an excellent resource for vocabulary building.

• detailed treatment of over 700 verb patterns
• coverage of 9000 verb senses
• thousands of real spoken and written examples taken from The Bank of English
• structure tables showing clearly the elements in each verb pattern
• hundreds of illuminating lists of verbs with similar meanings and functions
• indexes of patterns, verbs, and meaning categories providing easy access to the grammar
• verb frequency information
• based on the user-friendly grammar coding in the new, revised 'Collins COBUILD English Dictionary'

This companion volume to the revolutionary 'Collins COBUILD English Dictionary' is a unique resource for all intermediate and advanced students and teachers of English. It is the clearest and most extensive guide to English verb patterns available.

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 250 million words reflecting the English language of the 1990s.

The user-friendly presentation provides a wealth of detail about how to use verbs.
'patterns:'
the patterns show clearly the elements which follow particular verbs
'structures:'
tables show how the patterns relate to traditional terms such as Subject, Object, Complement, and Adjunct
'examples:'
thousands of real full-sentence examples put the patterns in an easily understood context
'lists:'
comprehensive lists of verbs accompany each pattern, linked to meanings in the 'Collins COBUILD English Dictionary'
'phrasal verbs:'
full details are provided for phrasal verbs as well as ordinary verbs
'actives and passives:'
patterns for the passive voice as well as the active are set out and described
'teaching applications:'
lots of stimulating ideas for teachers are given in the Introduction
'indexes of patterns, verbs and meaning categories:'
comprehensive indexes help you find your way around the book

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