Structure of the English Language

ENG 452
Rhetoric & Research

This course will help you develop an understanding of the underlying structure of the English Language and how that structure affects the use of our language. We will examine the word clauses, as well as phrase and clause structure. Before taking this course, you must be able to identify the following parts of speech in a sentence: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, and conjunction. You will also need to be able to identify the following parts of a sentence: subject, predicate, direct and indirect object, prepositional phrase, subject and object complement. If you are unable to do these things, it is highly recommended that you take ENG 215 Basics of Modern English before taking this course.