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  • ISBN:9780521648653
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English as a Second Language
  • Author(s):Mark Cholij
  • Available from: August 1999

Cover the 'mechanics' of English language.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Provides practice of spelling, punctuation and grammar for students aged 14+.

  • Contents
  • FEATURES
    • 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.

  • CONTENTS
    • Unit 1. Greek and Latin roots 1
    • Unit 2. Greek and Latin roots 2
    • Unit 3. Loan words (words/phrases taken from other languages)
    • Unit 4. American/British spelling 1
    • Unit 5. American/British spelling 2
    • Unit 6. Confusing words 1
    • Unit 7. Confusing words 2
    • Unit 8. Words that sound alike
    • Unit 9. Informal speech (vocabulary)
    • Unit 10. Informal speech (grammar) 1
    • Unit 11. Informal speech (grammar) 2
    • Unit 12. Nouns ending in -er, -or, -ar
    • Unit 13. Nouns ending in -ence, -ance
    • Unit 14. Words ending in -ary, -ery, -ory, -ury
    • Unit 15. Words ending in -us, -ous, -ious, -eous
    • Unit 16. Some awkward nouns and adjectives
    • Unit 17. Forming and using adverbs
    • Unit 18. Confusing words 3
    • Unit 19. Confusing words 4
    • Unit 20. Prepositions
    • Unit 21. Regular verbs in the past
    • Unit 22. Irregular verbs in the past
    • Unit 23. Formal English
    • Unit 24. Emphatic English
    • Unit 25. Loose English
    • Unit 26. The comma and relative clauses
    • Unit 27. The comma (general use)
    • Unit 28. The comma, the semicolon and the colon
    • Unit 29. Unnecessary words
    • Unit 30. Plain English.

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