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dc.title Teaching the grammar of questions and negations: an innovative approach en
dc.contributor.author Masár Machová, Dagmar
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Language and Cultural Education
dc.identifier.issn 1339-4045 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2017
utb.relation.volume 5
utb.relation.issue 3
dc.citation.spage 144
dc.citation.epage 156
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/jolace-2017-0033
dc.relation.uri https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jolace.2017.5.issue-3/jolace-2017-0033/jolace-2017-0033.xml
dc.subject teaching grammar en
dc.subject question en
dc.subject negation en
dc.subject operator verb en
dc.subject auxiliary do en
dc.description.abstract This article presents an innovative approach to teaching English tenses, more precisely to teaching the grammar of questions and negative sentences. It describes, analyses and compares the innovative top-down approach with the traditional methods. It introduces the reader to the theoretical concept of the English predicate structure, on which the new approach is based. Consequently, the paper explains how the theoretical approach may be beneficial in practice, i.e. in English language teaching. Compared to the traditional methods, the paper shows that the grammar of questions and negatives of all tenses can be explained using three simple rules. Finally, the paper lists the advantages and disadvantages of the new method and suggests suitable target students. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007749
utb.identifier.obdid 43876799
utb.identifier.wok 000419695500009
utb.source j-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-26T10:20:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-26T10:20:05Z
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Masár Machová, Dagmar
utb.fulltext.affiliation Dagmar Masár Machová Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic dmasar@utb.cz Contact Dagmar Masár Machová, Ph.D. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty of Humanities Tomas Bata University in Zlín 76001 Zlín Czech Republic dmasar@utb.cz
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utb.wos.affiliation [Machova, Dagmar Masar] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Humanities, Dept Modern Languages & Literatures, Zlin 76001, Czech Republic
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