McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, 2nd Edition: With 160 Exercises

McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, 2nd Edition: With 160 Exercises

by Lester, Beason
     
 

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Who or Whom? / Its or It’s / Lie or Lay?

Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks 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

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Who or Whom? / Its or It’s / Lie or Lay?

Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks 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 a job or winning a promotion. The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage gives you bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know.

This second edition includes a chapter dedicated to grammar and its usage in digital communication, including texting, e-mail, social media, and new technology, so you can communicate correctly in any format.

Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage will get your grammar back on the right track with:

  • Straightforward explanations of 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071799911
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
09/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
376,179
File size:
10 MB

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Meet the Author

Mark Lester (Spokane, WA) is an experienced grammarian, ESL expert, and college professor. 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, the most widely used college grammar textbook in the country. For McGraw-Hill Professional, he authored McGraw-Hill’s Essential ESL Grammar and English Grammar Drills. He is the coauthor of The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, with Larry Beason, and of The Big Book of English Verbs, with Dan Franklin and Terry Yokota. Lester is Eastern Washington University professor emeritus of English (he was formally chair of the English department). Dr. Lester obtained his BA in philosophy and English Literature at Pomona College and his PhD in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. He also holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii.

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