33113 Introduction to Grammar

Course Description

This is an introductory course to the study of English grammar. The course explores the principles of analytical grammar and the grammatical criterion used in structural grammar: parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentence structure. All the grammatical terms and concepts to a proper understanding of English grammar will be explained and illustrated. A variety of examples of English sentences will be used to study both the structure and usage. The emphasis here is on:
1. Building the simple sentence and its parts.
2. Verb and verb phrase and its morphological and grammatical qualities and building verb phrases and its use (meaning).
3. Noun and the noun phrase.

Learning Objective

  • • Identify principles of analytical grammar of English Language
  • • Classify the grammatical criterion used in structural grammar: parts of speech, phrase, sentence
  • • Build simple sentence and its parts • Describe the verb and verb phrase and its morphological and grammatical qualities and building verb phrases and its use (meaning). • Describe the Noun and noun phrase and its structure.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • An Introductory English Grammar by Norman by Norman C.Stagerberg and other notes from Prof. Adam Smith (Former Lecturer at Mogadishu University)

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Faculty

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