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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: English: An Essential Grammar
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Written By: Gerald Nelson
Series Title: Essential Grammars

Please note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

English: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly guide to the
grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and
based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English.

In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English
grammar, beginning with the basics and going on to deal with phrase, clause
and sentence structure. A fifth chapter deals with English word formation
and spelling, including problem spellings and British and American spelling

Features include:

*discussion of points that often cause problems
*guidance on sentence building and composition
*practical spelling guidelines
*explanation of grammatical terms
*a set of exercises at the end of each chapter
*appendix of irregular verbs.

With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this Essential
Grammar will help you read, speak and write English with greater
confidence. It is ideal for everyone who would like to improve their
knowledge of English grammar.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Learning
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203849385
Pages: 182
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95
U.K. £ 24.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415582957
Pages: 182
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415582964
Pages: 182
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
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