Grammar Basics is designed to serve as a foundation to good writing. Although there are many factors that contribute to good writing, good writing cannot exist in the absence of proper grammar and well-constructed sentences.
In order for students to understand the conventions of the English language, they need to learn the basic grammatical terms. Grammar Basics provides the grammatical framework needed to facilitate students’ understanding of grammatical terms and grammar concepts.
Unlike traditional grammar books that attempt to develop metalinguistic skills by offering semantic criteria (meaning based) to define and identify grammatical terms, Grammar Basics offers multiple criteria (semantic, syntactic and morphological) to help students develop metalinguistic awareness.