The book starts out at basic concepts and adds to these to enable the adequate description of some more complex phenomena. It starts from the beginning and tries to make a few assumptions about some basic linguistic notions (parts of speech, some basic generative notions, the structure of phrases). Starting with Chapter 4, it takes a close look at some important generative phenomena and the last chapters address specific aspects of the English language.
Each chapter covers a different focus of syntactic research, and in some cases one chapter may rely on notions introduced and used in a previous chapter. The three main building blocks of this workbook are the following: (i) a brief summary of the main theoretical issues related to the topic of the chapter, (ii) a substantial amount of exercises and (iii) model answers to these exercises.