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English Basics 2
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  • ISBN:9780521648646
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English as a Second Language
  • Author(s):Mark Cholij
  • Available from: June 1999

Cover the 'mechanics' of English language.

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    For students aged 11+ who need to revise the general principles of English language and grammar.

  • Contents
    • English Basics covers the ‘mechanics’ of the English language: spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each book offers a systematic work and study programme for use in the classroom or at home.

    • Each unit consists of three sections. Initial tasks enable students to assess their grasp of a particular language point; a reference section contains accessible explanations and plenty of examples; and further exercises offer extension, revision and consolidation. A full glossary and answer key are also included.

    • Unit 1. Capital letters
    • Unit 2. Showing what someone has said
    • Unit 3. The colon
    • Unit 4. The dash
    • Unit 5. The comma 1
    • Unit 6. The comma 2
    • Unit 7. More than one (making nouns plural)
    • Unit 8. Singular or plural? (My family was/were...)
    • Unit 9. The apostrophe 1
    • Unit 10. The apostrophe 2
    • Unit 11. Two words in one (e.g. 'beauty' + 'full' = beautiful)
    • Unit 12. One word or two? (maybe/may be)
    • Unit 13. The hyphen
    • Unit 14. Some troublesome nouns (Is it 'arguement' or 'argument'?)
    • Unit 15. Some more troublesome nouns (Is it 'humour' or 'humor'?)
    • Unit 16. Extending words of one syllable (e.g. rub – rubber)
    • Unit 17. Extending words of more than one syllable (travel – traveller)
    • Unit 18. Irregular verbs (e.g. do – did – done)
    • Unit 19. Some tricky verbs (lie/lay
    • rise/raise)
    • Unit 20. Some confusing words (practise/practice
    • affect/effect)
    • Unit 21. -ible and -able
    • Unit 22. -ent and -ant
    • Unit 23. Negative prefixes
    • Unit 24. adverbs
    • Unit 25. Making comparisons
    • Unit 26. 'as' and 'like'
    • Unit 27. Words that sound alike
    • Unit 28. Silent letters
    • Unit 29. Some problems of usage
    • Unit 30. Common spelling errors.

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