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Title: English Grammar
Subtitle: Understanding the Basics
Written By: Evelyn P. Altenberg
Robert M. Vago
Description:

Looking for an easy-to-use guide to English grammar? This handy
introduction covers all the basics of the subject, using a simple and
straightforward style. Students will find the book's step-by-step approach
easy to follow and be encouraged by its non-technical language. Requiring no
prior knowledge of English grammar, the information is presented in small
steps, with objective techniques to help readers apply new concepts. With
clear explanations and well chosen examples, the book gives students the
tools to understand the mysteries of English grammar as well as the perfect
foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics.

'... an excellent self-study and reference guide for readers with little or no
specialised knowledge of linguistics, but an interest in basic issues of the
structure of English. It is specifically designed for readers who suffer from
'grammatophobia', (a fear of grammar), and offers accessible and sound
information while keeping the technical jargon to a minimum.' Monika S.
Schmid, University of Groningen

'Commendable for the clarity of its direct approach, this text presents material
in digestible portions. Students will benefit from and appreciate the consistent
reinforcement provided by its 'Quick Tips,' practice exercises, and self tests.'
Carolyn Sobel, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Hofstra University

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN-13: 9780511730917
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