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Grammar Troublespots : A Guide for Student Writers - Ann Raimes

Grammar Troublespots

A Guide for Student Writers

Paperback Published: 24th June 2004
ISBN: 9780521532860
Number Of Pages: 186

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A new edition of Grammar Troublespots providing an excellent aid for student writers at the high-intermediate level and above. The Student's Book helps them identify and correct the errors that they are likely to make as they write. The emphasis in this new edition is on errors made in writing formal academic discourse. The book has 21 units. Each one examines an area of grammar, such as verb tense choice, article usage, and modals, and then pinpoints the most troublesome grammar points within that area. Each unit provides a straightforward description of the grammar point, supported by clear examples, grammar charts, and tables. The two-color new edition is easy to use, with exercises such as error identification, error correction, and sentence construction tasks, consistently following each grammar point. Each unit ends with a writing assignment and a flowchart to help students diagnose their writing problems and edit their writing.

Introductionp. iv
Acknowledgementsp. v
Basic Sentence Structurep. 1
Sentence Buildingp. 9
Sentence Boundariesp. 19
Punctuationp. 26
Verbs and Auxiliariesp. 32
Verb Tense Systemp. 41
Present Verb Tensesp. 47
Past Verb Tensesp. 56
Active and Passive Voicep. 64
Modal Auxiliariesp. 73
Nouns and Quantity Wordsp. 81
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 90
Articlesp. 98
Pronoun and Pronoun Referencep. 106
Adjectives and Adverbsp. 114
Infinitive, -ing, and Past Participle Formsp. 123
Prepositions and Phrasal Verbsp. 132
Relative Clausesp. 142
Conditions and Wishesp. 150
Quoting, Reporting, and Citing Sourcesp. 156
Referencesp. 167
Appendixp. 168
Answer Keyp. 171
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780521532860
ISBN-10: 0521532868
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 24th June 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 17.53  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised