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Correct Your English Errors, Second Edition

Correct Your English Errors, Second Edition

by Tim Collins


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The bestselling ESL guide—now with extra review exercises to reinforce lessons learned

Do you tend to repeat the same mistakes when you speak or write in English? This fun and engaging guide will help you communicate like a native English speaker on a consistent basis.

Correct Your English Errors, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to correcting the bad habits that can leave your audience confused. This skill-building book clearly explains all the key elements of English grammar and provides hundreds of examples of errors learners often make—all presented in color to make them stand out and easier to avoid.

Correct Your English Errors, Second Edition:

• Highlights common ESL pitfalls, including mispronunciation, misspelling, verb tense issues, and subject-verb agreement
• Helps you avoid the misapplication of your own native grammar rules to English
• Includes practical review exercises at the end of each chapter
• Includes a new review chapter designed to test your mastery of the book’s entire content

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260019216
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,117,312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tim Collins, Ph.D., (Chicago, IL) has more than three decades of experience in the field of ESL. He currently trains new ESL teachers at National-Louis University.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Using This Book ix

Acknowledgments xi

Pretest xiii

Pronunciation and Spelling

Pronunciation 3

Spelling 9

Capitalization 21

Punctuation 30


Nouns 47

Numbers 60

Determiners 75

Pronouns 88

Adjectives 101

Possessive Words 112

Verbs 120

Be: Simple Present Tense 124

Simple Present Tense 130

Present Progressive Tense 137

Imperatives 143

Be: Simple Past Tense 147

Simple Past Tense 149

Past Progressive Tense 159

Present Perfect Tense 162

Future Tense with Going to and Will 172

Modal Verbs 175

Subject-Verb Agreement 186

Passive Voice 192

Two-Word Verbs 201

Reflexive and Reciprocal Verbs 204

Infinitives, Gerunds, and Participles 207

Adverbs 222

Prepositions 239

Conditional Sentences 259

Impersonal Expressions 267

Vocabulary 275

Review Exercises 279

Catch the Errors 295

Irregular Verb List 297

Hard-to-Spell Words 299

Answer Key 303

Index of Words and Expressions 333

Subject Index 337

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