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    Default Major Language Structures

    Hi...
    Please could someone clarify something for me....
    I am new to teaching English (TEFL) and am a bit confused...if someone asks me what the major structures are in English..(Grammar)...what do they actually mean..?

    Would appriciate any help with this one

    Many Thanks

    Ingrid

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    Default Re: Major Language Structures

    It could be anything from verbs formation to relationship between sentences, word classes, etc. The structure of the English language can be analyzed in many ways. For example, you can study classes of words (parts of speech), meanings of words (semantics), with or without considering changes of meaning, how words are organised in relation to each other (syntax), how words are formed (morphology), the sounds of words (phonology) and how written forms represent these (lexicography).

    For more on this see the Grammar Guide in the ICALwiki

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    Default Re: Major Language Structures

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingrid Roszner View Post
    Hi...
    Please could someone clarify something for me....
    I am new to teaching English (TEFL) and am a bit confused...if someone asks me what the major structures are in English..(Grammar)...what do they actually mean..?

    Would appriciate any help with this one

    Many Thanks

    Ingrid

    Have you read through the Grammar Glossary [in the box on the left of the screen?]. It is a good starting point.

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