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Get expert instruction onEnglish basics and a little extra help on themore tricky grammar points
McGraw-Hills Essential ESL Grammar does more thancover the basics of English; it pays special attention tothose irksome subjects that trouble even native Englishspeakers. Mark Lester, bestselling author of the mostwidely used college grammar text in the country, hasdeveloped an innovative method to help youconquer tricky subjects such as articles, tense, verbcomplements, word order, and more.
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
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
IntroductionDefinition of TermsPart I Choosing the Right Article4 ChaptersPartII Choosing the Right Tense4 ChaptersPart III Choosing the Right Verb Complement3 ChaptersPart IV Choosing the Right Word Order2 Chapters