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    Red face Any books on Advanced Patterns/ Sentences??

    Are there any excellent grammar books on more ADVANCED grammar sentences/ patterns like Inversion, Cleft sentences,etc?

    Please provide me with the name as well as the author(s) of the book. Many thanks!

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    Re: Any books on Advanced Patterns/ Sentences??

    Which grammar(s) do you have now?

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    Re: Any books on Advanced Patterns/ Sentences??

    Books on advanced sentence patterns.

    For example:

    01. It was on a hot summer day that I left school. (cleft sentences)

    02. Only after the war ended did they meet again.

    03. He is something of an author.

    04. He has an angel of a wife. (A/ AN/ THE + noun + OF + A/ AN + person)

    05. I love him all the better for his criticism.

    ,etc.

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    Re: Any books on Advanced Patterns/ Sentences??

    I have some grammar books specially designed for high school students.
    They're not really authentic.

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    Re: Any books on Advanced Patterns/ Sentences??

    You could try the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English or A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech & Svartvik), both of which are very substantial works.

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    Re: Any books on Advanced Patterns/ Sentences??

    Many thanks to your suggestion:)

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