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Common Mistakes in English

Common Mistakes in English

With Exercises

  • Author: Timothy J. Fitikides
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman ELT Division (a Pearson Education Company)
  • ISBN: 9780582344587
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 200
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Common Mistakes in English takes more than 550 examples of typical errors (for example, words that are often confused, misused, or used with the wrong preposition) and offers a correct version and an explanation that will help students avoid making that mistake themselves. An invaluable book for students who are keen to ́get it right ́ every time.

The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English - Fifth Edition

The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English - Fifth Edition

A Guide to Righting Wrongs

  • Author: Don LePan
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1770480013
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 315
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The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English offers full coverage of such common mistakes as commas splices, sentence fragments, words frequently confused, words frequently misspelled, mixed metaphors, and subject-verb agreement errors. In each case the problem is clearly explained, with examples illustrating both the nature of the trouble and how to put it right. Unlike many guides to grammar and usage, The Broadview Book refrains from dogmatism; it treats correctness in English not as an unchanging objective standard laden with moral overtones, but rather as a code of convenience that is extraordinarily useful in helping humans to communicate effectively and even elegantly. It thus retains an openness to the inevitable process of change in the English language, and recognizes that change does not imply debasement. The fifth edition has been updated throughout, and includes new material on capitalization; on the connections between clear writing and clear arguments; on academic citation systems; on business writing; and on particular difficulties experienced by those whose first language is not English.

The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English

The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English

  • Author: Don LePan
  • Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 251
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Correct Your English Errors

Correct Your English Errors

  • Author: Tim Collins
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071830669
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 320
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Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad habits that can leave the people you talk to confused. Correct Your English Errors warns you of hundreds of typical errors learners make and explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future. Improve your English skills with this fun and comprehensive guide and avoid all the common mistakes, such as: Mispronouncing and misspelling words Applying your native language's grammar patterns to English Putting verbs in the wrong tense Using incorrect prepositions in expressions Confusing subject-verb agreement Correct Your English Errors offers exercises covering all parts of grammar and provides review passages to check that you are error-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!

The Grouchy Grammarian

The Grouchy Grammarian

A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists, Broadcasters, and Others Who Should Know Better

  • Author: Thomas Parrish
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471432869
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
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Do you commit apostrophe atrocities? Are you tormented by the lie/lay conundrum? Do you find yourself stuck between floaters and danglers? Do your subjects and your verbs refuse to agree? If so, you're not alone. Some of the most prominent professionalsin TV broadcasting and at major newspapers and magazines-people whoreally should know better-are guilty of making all-too-commongrammatical errors. In this delightfully amusing, clever guide,Thomas Parrish points out real-life grammar gaffes from top-notchpublications such as the New York Times and the New Yorker toillustrate just how widespread these errors are. With red pen inhand, Parrish's fictional friend the Grouchy Grammarian leads thecharge, examining the forty-seven most common mistakes in Englishand imparting the basics of good grammar with a charming mixture offussiness and common sense. All of which makes The GrouchyGrammarian the most entertaining, accessible how-not-to guideyou'll ever read.

Learn Spanish - Avoid 100 Plus Gringo Mistakes: New Edition

Learn Spanish - Avoid 100 Plus Gringo Mistakes: New Edition

  • Author: Patrick Jackson
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 9781723819575
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 180
  • View: 1836
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Are you tired of making the same old Gringo-mistakes when speaking Spanish? The kind of mistakes a 4-year old Spanish-speaking kid wouldn't even make. If you answered "yes," then keep reading. When we were kids learning to speak our first language we had our parents, teachers and other adults to correct our English blunders. But unless a Spanish-speaking adult happens to be your Spanish instructor, he or she is going to be very reluctant to correct your speaking-Spanish mistakes. Adults just don't go around correcting other adults's grammatical or vocabulary blunders in Spanish (or even in English). When was the last time you corrected an adult Spanish speaker's English? Without anyone to correct your blunders, you continue to make the same Spanish-speaking mistakes every time you open your mouth to have a conversation in Spanish. This puts the brakes on your learning to speak Spanish and stops you from speaking Spanish with complete confidence - let alone achieve fluency. But there's a solution . . . In this book, you'll discover: How to avoid over 100 Spanish-speaking mistakes Over a dozen Spanish verbs that English speakers have trouble conjugating 7 common mistakes English speakers make with Spanish vocabulary when dining at a restaurant 2 embarrassing Spanish bloopers English-speaking males make (Hint: only one involves mistakenly saying he's pregnant) 3 mistakes English speakers make with "Por vs. Para" 2 errors English speakers make when talking about someone's size or something's size in Spanish The one most common blunder English speakers make when telling the time in Spanish 3 quizzes to reinforce the Spanish you learn and to guarantee you don't continue to make the same slip-ups Even if you've already purchased every learning-Spanish program and book on the market and made little or no progress, this book will enable you to speaker Spanish with greater confidence. Do you want to take your conversational Spanish skills to the next level? Scroll to the top of this page and click the buy now button or the add to cart button.

The General Biographical Dictionary: A New Edition

The General Biographical Dictionary: A New Edition

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Common Errors and Problems in English

Common Errors and Problems in English

  • Author: Robert Allen
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141918780
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 336
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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provide authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to gris with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. Common Errors in English is a thorough A-Z checklist of the mistakes that often crop up in all aspects of written English. It gives ready and authoritative guidance on today's usage difficulties, being up-to-date with all the latest controversies, pitfalls and oddities of our language. Written in a lively style, with plenty of interest and humour, Common Errors shouldn't be far from the fingertips of anyone who does any kind of writing.

English at Work

English at Work

Find and Fix your Mistakes in Business English as a Foreign Language

  • Author: Ellen Jovin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1529392861
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 176
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This Grammar Guru will solve the world's problems. Or, at least, help you figure out when to use an Oxford comma. The New York Times Put your English skills to work for you! This book is ideal for intermediate and advanced (CEFR B1-C1) nonnative speakers of English seeking to increase their communication confidence and effectiveness in the workplace. Improve your precision and professionalism so your ideas shine! The book consists of 50 short quizzes which include the most common English errors made by nonnative speakers in professional environments. This fun format allows you to find your own frequent errors and fix them. You will test your skills quickly, daily, and build your language awareness and accuracy in writing and speaking English. Short, clear explanations after each quiz help you improve your knowledge of the grammar rules. Complementing the quizzes are Ellen says boxes with the same practical advice on good communication etiquette and habits that Ellen has been sharing for years with large corporate clients in New York City and beyond. Witty and humorous drawings illustrate confusing language and common misunderstandings. The focus of the exercises is on fixing your grammar and problems with word choice. Examples are pulled from every industry: finance, law, consulting, publishing, real-estate, retail, technology, energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, education, advertising, government, insurance, non-profit, and more. Whatever your profession or interest, you will benefit from the exercises contained in this book. If you are just looking to sharpen your English, this book is for you, too. You will be learning from a professional writer with two decades of experience teaching executives in a business setting. A language-learner herself who has studied some two dozen languages, Ellen Jovin has written this book to help motivated working adults advance their business English on their own time and at their own pace. Note that this book reflects global English usage, but spelling is American English.