Essentials of English
Primarily designed for high school students and college freshmen, this book is also helpful for adults who feel the need to brush up on fine points of language. Covered in this edition are all the essentials of effective communication in English, including grammar, usage, punctuation, and effective writing of papers and resumes.
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