English Grammar for International Studies is designed for students taking international programmes in higher vocational education, such as Business and Management Studies, International Marketing, International Finance, Business Administration, International Communication and Media, Finance and Banking, Hotel and Facility, and Tourism. Such programmes often have an international student body and therefore the language of instruction is English. English Grammar for International Studies caters precisely for these programmes since the instruction, examples and exercises are offered in English.
Offering grammar instruction based on problem-oriented learning, the grammatical principles in the book are rehearsed in a variety of exercises and assignments using primary source texts, such as newspaper headlines, advertisements and internet texts. This book is eminently suitable for self-study, because of its step-by-step approach to English grammar, its transparent instruction, wide range of exercises and the possibility to check answers to questions on the accompanying website (www.englishgrammarforinternationalstudies.noordhoff.nl) which also provides a self-assessment test allowing students to monitor their grammar deficiencies.
Introduction 1 The tenses of 'be' 2 Word order 3 Irregular verbs 4 The present tense 5 The past tense 6 The present perfect tense 7 The past perfect tense 8 The future tense 9 The passive (1) 10 The passive (2) 11 Ability, possibility and request 12 Permission 13 Necessity and obligation 14 The -ing form 15 Direct object + infinitive 16 The noun (1) 17 The noun (2) 18 The possessive form of nouns 19 The adjective 20 The adverb 21 The indefinite article 22 The definite article 23 Personal and possessive pronouns 24 Interrogative pronouns 25 Relative pronouns 26 Indefinite pronouns (1) 27 Indefinite pronouns (2) 28 Reflexive pronouns 29 Numbers 30 Prepositions (1) 31 Prepositions (2) 32 Mixed grammar points