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English grammar in context
The use of grammar is more complex than it appears. This unit looks at the way grammar...
The use of grammar is more complex than it appears. This unit looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken) in ways which present us and our message in different lights.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Why study grammar?
- 2 Developments in grammatical description
- 3 Grammar and contextual variation
- 4 Conclusions
English Grammar in Context
Some people think that the difference between speech and writing is that people use longer words in writing. In some writing this is true, but there are also significant differences, many of which are grammatical. In this unit you will develop knowledge and understanding of the differences between spoken and written English, factors that influence our use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing, and different ways in which grammar has been described.
This study unit is an adapted extract relevant to The Open University course E303 English grammar in context, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
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