9780071496421

McGraw-Hill's Essential ESL Grammar A Hnadbook for Intermediate and Advanced ESL Students

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    9780071496421

  • ISBN10:

    0071496424

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Master American English and communicate with confidenceAs an experienced student of English, you know the language can be a tricky one to learn with its complex grammar and its many "exceptions to the rule" rules.Written by ESL guru Mark Lester--author ofGrammar and Usage in the Classroom--this authoritative reference unravels these mysteries so you can take your English-language skills to the next level. You'll gain the confidence to speak English in any setting: in the workplace, at school, in social situations, and at home.Master those troublesome subjects that baffle even native speakers of English: articles * determiners * predicate adjective complements * post-noun modifiers * conjunctions * word order * verb tenses * modals * noun clauses

Author Biography

Mark Lester is an experienced grammarian, ESL expert, and college professor. 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

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Noun Phrasesp. 1
Nounsp. 3
Adjectivesp. 21
Determinersp. 29
Post-Noun Modifiersp. 49
Pronounsp. 75
Gerunds and Infinitivesp. 87
Noun Clausesp. 103
Verb Phrasesp. 119
Basic Verb Formsp. 121
Verb Tenses and Modalsp. 135
Special Verbsp. 169
Verb Complements I: Simple Complementsp. 193
Verb Complements II: Multiple Complementsp. 203
Predicate Adjective Complementsp. 223
Adverbsp. 237
Using Adverbsp. 249
Sentencesp. 273
Conjunctionsp. 275
Questionsp. 297
The Passivep. 319
Indexp. 335
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