ISBN 9780070601154,The Mcgraw-Hill Handbook Of English Grammar And Usage

The Mcgraw-Hill Handbook Of English Grammar And Usage



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780070601154

ISBN-10 0070601151


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


Confused over which to use? Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Worried that your writing lacks professional polish? Stop worrying! You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English. Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting jobs and winning promotions. In The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, they won't bog you down in musty grammarian phraseology. Instead, you'll get bottom-line definitions, hints, and simple rules that summarize the least you need to know about grammar and usage. With their entertaining style and practical approach, the authors guide you through: Understanding common mistakes and why they happen Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time PLUS: A handy glossary Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, this book will get your grammar back on the right track. About the Author Mark Lester is an experienced grammarian and college professor who is currently chair of the Department of English at Eastern Washington University. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Grammar and Usage in the Classroom, the most widely used college grammar textbook in the country. Larry Beason is an award-winning teacher at the University of South Alabama and the author of several grammar books.