- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
This item may be
Check for Availability
This title in other editions
McGraw-Hill's Essential ESL Grammarby Mark Lester
Synopses & Reviews
Master American English and communicate with confidence
As 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 of Grammar 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
Provides coverage of some of the English language's more tricky grammar points, instructing ESL students on a variety of topics from article usage and correct tense applications to verb complements and word order. Original.
About the Author
Mark Lester 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 United States.
Table of Contents
Introduction Definition of Terms Part I Choosing the Right Article 4 Chapters PartII Choosing the Right Tense 4 Chapters Part III Choosing the Right Verb Complement 3 Chapters Part IV Choosing the Right Word Order 2 Chapters
What Our Readers Are Saying