A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.
Published by: Michael O' Mara Books | Publication date: 10/09/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 193 pages
What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This free OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world.
Published by: The Open University | Publication date: 09/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
As featured in The Times (18 Feb 2017)What does the book help you with?Most of us only vaguely remember what we were taught at school and are put off by long, tedious, pedantic grammar manuals. This book is written in a concise, chatty and informal style.• A to Z format makes it easy to access and to find what you’re looking for. • Tells you in simple, plain language the difference between things that look similar (for example, alternate versus alternative, made of versus made from, its versus it’s).• Explains how to avoid going wrong with issues such as agreement between subjects and verbs or the choice of pronouns after prepositions. • Presents solutions to a host of common, everyday grammatical problems. • Gives guidance on appropriate usage where more than one way of saying something exists.• Distinguishes between spoken and written grammar where appropriate.• Also includes advice on vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation and style.The author: Professor Michael McCarthyInternationally renowned applied linguist, co-author of the 900-page Cambridge Grammar of English, author, co-author and editor of more than 50 books and over 100 articles on the English language and the teaching of English, winner of an English-Speaking Union prize for one of his dictionaries, Mike McCarthy answers the awkward questions that regularly bother us all about English grammar. Professor McCarthy believes in describing present-day standard English as it really is, not how people think it is or how they think it should be. He has worked for the last 35 years with computerised corpora of everyday written and spoken English texts and is known especially for his work on the differences between the grammar of speaking and the grammar of writing. The example sentences he presents are clear, transparent illustrations of the grammatical conventions, based on his work with corpora and his extensive field-notes covering decades, gleaned from literature, correspondence, the media and ordinary conversation. He tells you what the traditional rules are as well as what people are writing or saying now, and gives reasons why you might choose one or the other. He is not afraid of change and sees the grammar of English as a living, evolving organism, which he demonstrates with occasional glances at grammars written in the distant and recent past. He respects the many accents, varieties and dialects of English but tells you what the educated standard forms are, so that you can speak and write confidently and appropriately. This is a book to browse and enjoy, as well as being a useful reference work to keep on your bookshelf.
Published by: Prolinguam Publishing | Publication date: 01/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages
If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/04/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expert linguist Grant Barrett gives you all the tools you need to improve your everyday communication—from perfecting your punctuation to polishing your speaking skills—with his accessible, go-to grammar guide. Language learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate. Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say—and the best way to say it.
- Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules
- Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully
- Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly
- Geek Out: Explore the tricky questions with Grant Barrett’s help
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 03/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
English Grammar Basics: Learn English with over 50 English Grammar Exercises, Quizzes, Discussion Questions and Easy to Understand ESL Grammar Rules for ESL Learners
Do you have an English or ESL grammar test coming up? Are you constantly asking others to check your writing for grammar errors? Do you currently or are you planning to teach ESL grammar? This book can be helpful for: •ESL learners •English speakers whose writing contains grammar errors •Anyone planning to teach ESL who wants a brief overview of English grammar concepts Perhaps you’ve never learned the basics of English grammar. Whether you have an upcoming test, need to review the basics, or are just tired of making the same grammar mistakes, this grammar reference and workbook can help you review basic grammar concepts quickly. Whether English is your second language, or you just need a refresher on what’s grammatically acceptable, and what’s not, this book provides simple, easy to understand ESL grammar rules along with tons of English grammar exercises to practice what you’ve learned. Perhaps you’ve forgotten the parts of speech and need to know exactly how nouns, verbs, adjectives and subjects function in a sentence. Perhaps you’re having trouble with the English tenses. Among other topics, this book covers the most commonly used English tenses: Past Simple, Future Simple, Present Simple and Present Continuous, how to correctly use the articles (a, an, the), and how to correctly use the apostrophe s (‘s). Each chapter provides extremely easy to understand grammar rules, examples and then follow-up English grammar exercises to practice each rule. In the second part of each chapter, there are additional English grammar exercises, dialogues, conversation questions, and even a quiz at the end of each chapter to check your progress. You can easily check your answers for all English grammar exercises and tests since the answers are provided in the book as well. The format of the book is meant to help students review what they already know quickly, and spend more time on the grammar topics that are not well understood. Stop making embarrassing mistakes and let's get started on improving your grammar!
Publication date: 07/10/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Pamphlet Master's English Grammar has all information that professionals, teachers and students need in order to improve their proficiency in English. It will give you what it takes to achieve success not only in school but beyond. Included in the pamphlet are: -English Grammar Tips -Tenses -Adjectives -Nouns -Prepositions -Interjection -Verbs -Pronouns
Published by: Dot EDU | Publication date: 07/14/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. Thisdescriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 02/10/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 431 pages
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Publication date: 05/12/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 126 pages
English: How To Speak Fluent English Like A Native In Less Than 6 Months - Beginners (English language, English speaking, Accent reduction Book 2)
EnglishBeginners Guide To Speak Fluent English Like A Native In Less Than 6 Months So you are struggling with English. Or you realize a need to improve your ability to speak and understand it. Whatever the specifics, you are not sure where to start.This guide will give you some simple and accessible advice and techniques to help you get started.From movies to ESL groups, there are a number of different and usually free ways for you to practice and expand your English vocabulary and this guide gives you a primer so that you can navigate your way through them and find what works best for you.Download your copy of "English: Beginners Guide To Speak Fluent English Like A Native In Less Than 6 Months " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
Publication date: 06/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 31 pages