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Who or Whom? Its or It's? Lie or Lay?
Confused over which to use? Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Worried that your writing lacks professional polish? Stop worrying! You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English.
Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting jobs and winning promotions. In The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, they won't bog you down in musty grammarian phraseology. Instead, you'll get bottom-line definitions, hints, and simple rules that summarize the least you need to know about grammar and usage.
With their entertaining style and practical approach, the authors guide you through:
Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, this book will get your grammar back on the right track.
Mark Lester (Cheney, WA) is an experienced grammarian, ESL expert, and professor emeritus of Eastern Washington University. He was the founding chair of the ESL department at the University of Hawaii, which is now considered one of the best ESL programs in the United States. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Grammar and Usage in the Classroom, one of the most widely used college grammar textbooks in the country.
Larry Beason (Mobile, AL) is an award-winning professor and director of the English composition program at the University of South Alabama. He has written numerous academic articles and given presentations on rhetoric, grammar, business communication, teaching, and the English language. Beaton is also the author of several grammar books.
Bought this for my nephew in college. He has told me that he has made good use of it and plans to continue to use it.Published 14 months ago by jmt
This book has been a life-saver! Every grammar point is addressed in a very clear and methodical way. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Connor K. Gray
I was really looking for a book that would help me to resolve subtle choices of grammar and style with more certainty. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bill A
The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar.
Only one of three examples of the past perfect on page 86 is correct, which is not surprising since the definition is... Read more
Honestly, this book is great. I started reading and I became so aware of the many errors I have made in the past when speaking and writing. Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Ty
I was looking for a thorough American English grammar book to supplement my lessons when I taught SAT prep courses, and this came handy as it more or less summarizes the principles... Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by B. Sina