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English grammar in context
What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the differences between spoken and written English
- Understand the factors that influence use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing
- Understand the different ways in which grammar has been described.
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- 1 Why study grammar?
- 2 Developments in grammatical description
- 3 Grammar and contextual variation
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