Grammar in Plain English
Grammar in Plain English
Harriet Diamond "Grammar in Plain English"
Barron''s Educational Series (2005-08-01) | ISBN 0764128876 | 368 Pages | PDF | 1.6 Mb
Here is an excellent English grammar brush-up manual and subject review for adults preparing for the GED, for students of English as a second language preparing for the TOEFL or TOEIC exams, and for all others who need to improve their skills in basic English usage. Topics presented and explained include:
The sentence, the simplest complete thought Adding descriptive words and using them correctly Rules of agreement between nouns and verbs Time and sequence of tenses Balanced sentences to reflect coordinated thoughts Spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and much more Twenty-two lessons cover the various aspects of English grammar with practice exercises accompanying each lesson and answers to all questions. This new edition has been updated to reflect the most recent GED writing skills tests.Summary: A recommended pick; not just for students, but for any wishing a refresher course in an easy workbook.Rating: 5Any planning on taking the GED, or adults wishing to brush up on their English skills, will find the fourth edition of GRAMMAR IN PLAIN ENGLISH provides over twenty important lessons to reinforce grammar. Practice exercises with answer keys use some of the latest GED writing skills test formats and provide plenty of examples, practice questions, and explanations for review. A recommended pick; not just for students, but for any wishing a refresher course in an easy workbook. Diane C. Donovan California BookwatchSummary: You'll never learn grammar from this book.Rating: 1I bought this book after doing a brief review on-line and after reading the five-start comments and it turned out to be a big disappointment. It claims to be in plain English but, what it really is, is a very poorly organized book explaining grammar in a different vocabulary than what most of those who study languages know. Good luck finding rules, exceptions, etc. in this book. If you are a foreign student learning English, forget it, it will be completely useless to you. This is definetely going to be returned and replaced by a better book.Summary: An Excellent Primer but the formant needs an overhaulRating: 5I am an ESL teacher and this was great book for me to review before teaching the grammar rules. The problem with using it for my students was that the format was too confusing. The author needs to go back and find a way to differentiate categories from subcategories, e.g. using Roman numerals or letters for subcategories instead of double sets of numbers. Otherwise, it's a great book, straight-forward, simply stated, and not too busy. Summary: An excellent grammar tutorialRating: 5I picked up this book when I realized that my grammar was not up to par as a result of attending a sorry little public school with an inadequate number of hours and instructors in the subject. Although this book is written for the GED crowd, I found it to be an excellent tutorial on the fundamentals of grammar. It's style is very easy to read and fun with a good blend of content with practical exercises.