Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners, Second Edition
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Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners, Second Edition

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Take your English Grammar skills to the next level and speak with confidence!

To fully understand how to speak English effectively you must move beyond the fundamental principles of grammar and tackle more sophisticated sentence constructions. Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners focuses on intermediate- to advanced-level topics to help you create more complex, meaningful sentences and communicate more naturally.

Instead of just applying sets of rules, Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners helps you better understand the nuances of the language and develop your skills and confident as a native speaker by providing easy-to-absorb explanatory materials, examples, and exercises. Inside you will find:

*Dozens of exercises in formats suited to your learning style

*Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point

*A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks

*Diagnostic exercises, new to this second edition, that help identify topics that require special attention

Learn the Ins and Outs of:

Non-count nouns * Possessives formed with of * Articles and quantifiers * Deriving adjectives from verb participles * Key rules for verb forms and tenses * Modal auxiliary verbs * Get passives * Restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses *Identifying gerunds and infinitives * The use of noun clauses
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 185 x 231 x 13mm | 395g
  • OH, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1260010864
  • 9781260010862
  • 64,397

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Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners enables intermediate language learners to take their grammar skills to the next level by focusing on more sophisticated grammar topics that are essential to constructing longer, more complex sentences. This new edition of the successful guide is enhanced with comprehensive review exercises. Rather than simply introducing sets of rules, the book helps readers better understand the nuances of the language so that they may develop the skills and confidence to converse in English. Easy-to-absorb explanatory materials, examples, and exercises are featured throughout the text. Readers will learn how to create more complex, meaningful sentences and communicate more effectively.
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About Mark Lester

Mark Lester (Spokane, WA) is an experienced grammarian, ESL expert, and college professor. He was the founding chair of the ESL department at the University of Hawaii, which is now considered one of the best ESL programs in the United States. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Grammar and Usage in the Classroom, the most widely used college grammar textbook in the country. For McGraw-Hill Professional, he authored McGraw-Hills Essential ESL Grammar and English Grammar Drills. He is the coauthor of The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, with Larry Beason, and of The Big Book of English Verbs, with Dan Franklin and Terry Yokota. Lester is Eastern Washington University professor emeritus of English (he was formally chair of the English department). Dr. Lester obtained his BA in philosophy and English Literature at Pomona College and his PhD in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. He also holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii.
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