Mersin University



Year 2014-2015
Semester Fall
Course Code İDB 101
Course Title Advanced Grammar I
Instructor Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem KURTOĞLU
Office Hours Friday 14:50 – 16:30


The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview of the basic grammar rules and to enable them to apply these rules correctly.


– 19.09.2014 Introduction
– 26.09.2014 Verb Tenses in Written and Spoken Communication Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(1-2)
– 03.10.2014 Verb Tenses in Written and Spoken Communication Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(3-5)
– 10.10.2014 Verb Tenses in Written and Spoken Communication Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(6-11)
– 17.10.2014 Aspect and Time Frames Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(12-26)
– 24.10.2014 Aspect and Time Frames Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(27-37)
– 31.10.2014 Subject-Verb Agreement Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(38-59)
– 07.11.2014 Article Usage Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(82-105)
– 14.11.2014 MID-TERM MID-TERM
– 21.11.2014 Passive Verbs Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(60-71)
– 28.11.2014 Passive Verbs Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(72-81)
– 05.12.2014 Reference Words Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(108-133)
– 12.12.2014 Types of Adjective Clauses

Adjective Clauses Modifying Subjects

Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(134-179)
– 19.12.2014 Adjective Clauses Modifying Objects Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(134-179)
– 26.12.2014 Reduction of Adjective Clauses Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J.(134-179)
– 09.01.2015 FINAL FINAL


Textbook(s) Frodesen, J. & Eyring,J. 2008. Grammar Dimensions 4. Boston:Thomson & Heinle
Supplementary Reading(s) Foley, M. & Hall, D. 2005. Advanced Learners’ Grammar. Essex: Longman.


Mid-Term 40
Final 60
Total 100





STUDENT REQUIREMENTS                                                 
  • It is the student’s responsibility to record and follow his own attendance. (For the percentages, refer to the University’s Education Guide.)
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  • Students who do not bring their course materials are not allowed to enter the class.
  • Cell phones should be turned off, or set to vibrate for emergency during the class. Camera, tape or video recording is not allowed if not stated otherwise.
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  • It is the student’s responsibility to practice the highest standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
  • Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted. Deadlines should strictly be followed.
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