Word Order in English Sentences

word order books“If you are a non-native speaker intending to write in English, YOU NEED THIS BOOK!” – Amelie Chaloux , Amazon review

Word Order in English Sentences is a comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of English, available now in electronic and print formats. It covers the structure of sentences, explaining how different words in English form components that fit together in certain ways.

As the English language requires specific word order rules to make sense, mastering those rules is essential for manipulating the language. This guide explains standard sentence structures, so that you will always be understood clearly, moving on to considerations for different styles of sentences and ways to re-order components. The simple chapter structure covers the following topics:

  • Basic sentence structure
  • Question forms
  • Negative forms
  • Verb phrases (including phrasal verbs, transitives and intransitives, and combinations of verbs)
  • Noun phrases (including compound nouns, noun complements and embedded questions as noun phrases)
  • Adjectives (including adjectives in unusual positions)
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Sentences with multiple clauses (including simple, complex and compound sentences)

The book includes scrambled sentence exercises for added learning. Available in print and eBook formats.

“The greatest thing about this guide is that it doesn’t simply tell you what to do, it also explains why, so that you understand the subtle (or not so subtle) change in meaning of the sentence, which can occur if you swap just a couple of words in your phrase.” –Polina Zemsteva, Amazon review