Practical English usage
This unique reference guide addresses problem points in the language as encountered by learners and their teachers. It gives information and advice that is practical, clear, reliable, and easy to find. Most of the book is about grammar, but it also covers selected points of vocabulary, idiom, style, pronunciation, and spelling.
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a/an adjectives American English British English cleft sentences commas common Compare complement conjunctions copular verb countable countable noun difference of meaning direct object dropped ellipsis emphasise especially example expressions feel finished formal style future give happen holiday idea indirect speech informal style kind letters look married modal auxiliary verbs modal verbs modify nice normally Note past participle past perfect past tense perfect infinitive perfect tenses person plural nouns polite possible prepositions present perfect present progressive present tenses progressive forms progressive tense pronunciation question tags question word questions and negatives rain refer relative clauses relative pronoun sentence similar meanings simple past simple present situations smoke sometimes sorry speaker stop suggest superlatives talk tell There's things tomorrow uncountable nouns usually verb forms week word order