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Syntax: phrases, clauses and sentences index: in-service training

The general guide and introduction to the study of syntax
essential sentence grammar (Initial Plus guide) adverbials: adjuncts, disjuncts and conjuncts ambiguity
the article system assertion and non-assertion case and the genitive
catenative verbs clausal coordination and subordination clause structure
clauses of condition and concession clausal coordination only clausal subordination only
cleft sentences colligation collocation
complex sentences comparison concord
conjunction conjuncts constituents of phrases and clauses
disjuncts or sentence adverbials existential there and it fronting
functional grammar (introduction) genitive gradience: adverb determiner or what?
idiomaticity indirect or embedded questions indirect speech
interrogatives lexicogrammar markedness
modification overview negation nominalisation
nominal clauses noun modification: overview noun post-modification
noun pre-modification the passive phrase structure
place adjuncts postponement and extrapositioning prepositional phrases
punctuation relative adverb clauses relative pronoun clauses
reported speech so and such shell nouns
tenses in dependent clauses theme and rheme time adjuncts
verb and clause types verbal processes will and would
word order the word order index  


The in-service training topics

background discourse functions general reference
lexis methodology modality and mood pronunciation
skills syntax: phrases, clauses, sentences teaching and materials testing and assessment
verbs and tenses Business English English for Academic Purposes a list of lists
a 10-unit language analysis course learn to /træn.ˈskraɪb/ index of courses on this site glossaries on this site
Other links:
the teacher training index the TKT course the CELTA section initial training plus the Delta section teacher development for teacher trainers
about language this is an index of guides concerned much more generally with language (and English in particular).