The course covers the area of syntactic characteristics of the English sentence, focusing on the compound sentence (coordination) and the complex sentence (subordination). It also deals with complementation of verbs and adjectives (infinitive vs. -ing forms), and also the topics of clauses of result and cause, purpose, concession, time and relative clauses.
1 Chapter 13 Coordination, Chapter 10 B The ing form as gerund
2 Chapter 13 cont., Chapter 10 C Verbs taking the infinitive or ing
3 Chapter 16 Complementation of verbs and adjectives, Chapter 10 D Verbs taking a full infinitive or ing
4 Chapter 16 cont., Chapter 3 A Relation between result and cause
5 Chapter 3 B Result expressed by too or enough)
6 REVISION TRANSLATION, Chapter 14 The complex sentence, Chapter 4 A Purpose (standard constructions)
7 Chapter 14 cont., Chapter 4 B Purpose (shortened constructions), Chapter 6 cause, purpose, concession, alternatives.
8 REVISION MID-TERM TEST, Chapter 15 Syntactic and semantic functions of subordinate clauses, Chapter 5 Concession
10 Chapter 15 cont., Chapter 7 Time.
13 Chapter 8 A Relatives. Introduction. Chapter 8 B Sentence building with relatives.
14 Chapter 8 C Shortened constructions. Chapter 9 Similarity and comparison.
A StudentĄĽs English Grammar (Sylvia Chalker), Grammar in Context (Hugh Gethin), X A StudentĄŚs Grammar of the English Language (S. Greenbaum, R. Quirk)
Assessment methods (in Czech)
ukončení: Zk (písemný test + ústní zkouška)
- attendance (more than two unexcused absences will not be tolerated) + homework
- the final mark will be based on the overall average counted out of the autumn term results and all the three tests written in the Spring semester mid-term test + translation + written credit test
Language in which the course is taught
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.