The English Sentence

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PART ONE
CHAPTER I - The Basic Structure of the Simple Sentence
CHAPTER II - The Parts of Speech
  A) Kinds of work done by parts of speech
   1) The Verb and the Noun
   2) The Pronoun
   3) The Adjective
    a) Comparison of Adjectives
   4) The Adverb
    a) As Modifier of the Verb
    b) As Modifier of the Adjective
    c) As Modifier of the Adverb
    d) Comparison of Adverbs
   5) Words Used as Different Parts of Speech
  B) Inflection and Classification of the Parts of speech
   1) The Noun
    a) Number
    b) Case
    c) Gender
    d) Kinds
   2) The Pronoun
    a) Personal
    b) Compound Personal
    c) Interrogative
    d) Demonstrative
    e) Indefinite
    f) Relative
   3) The Verb
    a) Indicative Mood
     i) Active voice
     ii) Passive voice
     iii) Important points to remember
    b) Imperative Mood
    c) Subjunctive Mood
    d) The Verb Be (to be)
CHAPTER III - The Detailed Structure of the Simple Sentence
  A) Complements of the Verb
   1) The Direct Object Complement
   2) The Subjective Complement
   3) The Objective Complement
    a) The Indirect Object as Adverbial Modifier
   4) The Retained Object with Passive Verb
   5) The Subjective Complement with Passive Verb
  B) The Prepositional Phrase
  C) The Appositive Noun
  D) The Verbals
   1) Inflection of the Verbals
   2) The Participle
   3) The Gerund
   4) The Infinitive
    a. As Noun
    b. As Adjective
    c. As Adverb
  E) Independent Elements
   1) The Nominative of Address
   2) The Interjection
   3) The Exclamatory Nominative
   4) The Expletive
  F) Compound Elements in the Simple Sentence
CHAPTER IV - The Complex Sentence
  A) The Adjective Clause - As Modifier of the Noun and the Pronoun
   1) The Relative Pronoun
   2) The Relative Adverb
  B) The Adverbial Clause
   1) As modifier of the Verb
   2) As Modifier of the Verbal
    a) The Infinitive
    b) The Participle
    c) The Gerund
   3) Ideas Expressed by the Adverbial Clause
   4) The Subordinating Conjunctions
  C) The Noun Clause
CHAPTER V - The Compound Sentence
  A) With the Coordinating Conjunction
  B) With the Conjunctive Adverb
  C) With the Conjunction Omitted

PART TWO - Word Groups, a More Advanced Study
PHRASES
CHAPTER I - The Prepositional Phrase
 A) As Noun
 B) As Predicate Adjective
 C) As Adverbial Modifier of the Adjective and the Adverb
 D) As Independent Element
 E) As Identifying and Non-identifying modifier
 F) The Prepositional Phrase modified
 G) The Object of the Preposition
CHAPTER II - The Verb Phrase
 A) Ordinary Verb Phrase
 B) Progressive Verb Phrase
   1) Active voice
   2) Passive voice
 C) Emphatic Verb Phrase
   1) Active voice
   2) Passive voice
   3) Imperative mood
 D) Modal Verb Phrase
CHAPTER III - The Verbal Phrase
 A) The Participial Phrase
   1) Modifiers of the Participle
   2) Complements of the Participle
    a) The Direct Object
    b) The Subjective Complement
    c) The Objective Complement
   3) Uses of the Participle
    a) As Subjective Complement
     i) With Linking Verb
     ii) With Passive Verb
    b) As Adverbial Modifier
    c) In the Nominative Absolute
    d) As Identifying and Non-identifying modifier
 B) The Gerund Phrase
   1) Modifiers of the Gerund
   2) Complements of the Gerund
    a) The Direct Object
    b) The Subjective Complement
    c) The Objective Complement
   3) Use of the Gerund
    a) As Adverbial Noun
    b) As Objective Complement
 C) The Infinitive Phrase
   1) Modifiers of the Infinitive
   2) Complements of the Infinitive
    a) The Direct Object
    b) The Subjective Complement
    c) The Objective Complement
   3) Uses of the Infinitive
    a) As Noun
    b) As Adverbial Modifier
    c) In the Modal Verb Phrase
    d) With Logical Subject in the Objective Case
    e) As Independent Element
CHAPTER IV - Clauses
 A) The Adjective Clause - As Identifying and Non-identifying Modifier
 B) The Adverbial Clause - As Modifier of the Adjective and the Adverb
 C) The Elliptical Clause
   1) Subordinate
    a) Of Time
    b) Of Condition
    c) Of Concession
    d) Of Manner
    e) Of Degree
   2) Principal
 D) The Parenthetical Clause
   1) Subordinate
   2) Principal
The Last Word


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