Members of my mailing list will already be aware that I have been working on a long-overdue update to Word Order in English Sentences – and with the help of my readers it is now almost ready for publication. This February I will be releasing the 2nd Edition of Word Order in English Sentences with greatly expanded content and a much more professional edit.
The 1st Edition of the book was a short eBook I originally produced as a piece of bonus material for my subscribers. It proved popular enough to keep selling, but as an early piece of work, I was never happy with the standard of the book, or the level of detail it covered. The basic original guide has therefore been given an overhaul, with the new version expanded from 47 pages to over 100 – and it will now also be available, for the first time, in print form!
The new contents include:
- Expanded verb phrases structures, including introductions to tenses, transitive and intransitive verbs, and connecting verbs to locations, other verbs and clauses
- Expanded noun phrase structures, including a detailed look at compound nouns, noun complements and embedded questions as noun objects
- Expanded adjective rules, including adjectives after nouns and verbs
- New chapter on Prepositions, discussing where they come in questions, passive structures, relative clauses and in relation to infinitives
- New chapter on sentences with multiple clauses, including simple, complex and compound sentences
- New chapter on flexible word order and sentence structure, introducing ideas for creating different forms from the same sentence
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with some of the new content added to the book. It is a massive improvement on the original – so look out for it in February (and be sure to join the mailing list to be the first to hear of its release!). If you would like to review the book for your website, or on Amazon, or would like to recommend review sites to me, do let me know.