Basic American Grammar and Usage

Basic American Grammar and Usage

An ESL/EFL Handbook

Book - 2006
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Many students of English as a second language are daunted by the complexities of English grammar and its terminology. This user-friendly book was written especially for them. The emphasis here is on practical use of written and spoken American-style English, rather than on theory. The first of the book's 15 chapters explains different kinds of sentences--affirmative, negative, and interrogative, as well as clauses and phrases that are component parts of many sentences. Several chapters that follow focus on different parts of speech, describing their uses in verbal and written communication. The book's later chapters discuss vocabulary, standard protocols in conversational speech, and modes of expression, such as preferences and dislikes. A separate chapter presents guidelines for composing letters, e-mails, r©sum©s, and other written forms. Short quizzes for self-testing appear throughout the text, with answers given at the back of the book.
Alternative Title: ESL/EFL handbook
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780764133589
Branch Call Number: 428.24
Characteristics: vi, 330 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jun 02, 2015

It is the useful handbook for ESL student. The author give basic grammar definitions. And he also give illustrative examples to help the readers understand and use grammar exactly. The readers can avoid errors in writing if they are understand what grammar is and how to use it.


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