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An introduction to grammar

Updated Wednesday, 24 February 2016
What is grammar, and how does it help us communicate? Our short video reveals all...

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What is grammar? How does understanding this powerful tool help us to communicate ideas and feelings and generally get things done?

This video looks at how a functional approach to grammar can help us to understand professional practice in a range of contexts, for example call centres, education, journalism and subtitling. It also looks at how computer software can be used to analyse language in context in the real world.

Find out more about the course: Exploring English Grammar


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