The Good Grammar Book with answers

By Michael Swan, Catherine Walter

The great Grammar booklet teaches the entire grammar wanted for conversing and writing in English. It explains the principles, exhibits how the language works, and provides lots of perform. it may be used both with the coursebook at school or as additional perform at domestic.

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The Handbook of Good English

Now considerably revised and up to date, this crucial consultant is prepared in an easy-to-follow, topical type that takes readers from the principles governing easy sentence constitution to equipment of accomplishing potent expression.

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Everything You Know About English Is Wrong

I do not know the way else to inform you this...everything you recognize approximately English is wrong.

"If you're keen on language and the unvarnished fact, you will love every thing you recognize approximately English is incorrect. you will have enjoyable simply because his vigorous, comedic, skeptical voice will converse to you from the pages of his word-bethumped book."
-Richard Lederer, writer of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and notice Wizard

Now that you simply recognize, it is time to, good, chunk the mum tongue. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, could be your journey advisor in this pleasant trip in the course of the English language, declaring the entire misconceptions approximately our wonderful-and splendidly confusing-native tongue. Tackling phrases, letters, grammar and principles, no sacred cow is still untipped as Brohaugh unearths such interesting and irreverent shockers as:

- in the event you figuratively climb the partitions, you're agitated/frustrated/crazy. in the event you actually climb the partitions, you're Spiderman.

- "Biting the mum Tongue": English doesn't come from England.

- The note "queue" is the poster baby of an English spelling rule so dominant we are going to name it a dominatrix rule: "U needs to stick to Q! Slave!"

- lots of our vocabulary comes from the classical languages-clearly, Greece, and never Grease, is the notice, is the notice, is the word.

-Emoticons: disagreeable punctuational predictions

"Better plotted than a word list, extra riveting than a word list, extra filmable than a Harry Potter index-and that is simply Brohaugh's footsnorts... Imean, feetsnotes...umfeetsneets?...good gravy I'mglad I'mjust a cartoonist."
-John Caldwell, certainly one of Mad magazine's traditional Gang of Idiots

This e-book promises you are going to by no means examine the English language a similar manner again-if you write, learn or converse it, it simply ain't attainable to stay with out this tell-all consultant. ("Ain't," by the way, isn't a nasty word.)

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1898: The Birth of the American Century

By David Traxel

In 1898: The start of the yank Century, David Traxel tells the tale of a watershed yr, a yr of international clash, extravagant experience, and breakneck social swap that solid a brand new America—a unexpected empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new participant upon the worldwide stage.

At the center of this vibrant, anecdotal heritage is a masterly account of the Spanish-American battle, the "splendid little war" that garnered the kingdom Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's tough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, this is the lightning-swift army episode that remodeled the US right into a global energy. the following too are many tales no longer so frequently told—the bloody first successes of the recent United Mine employees, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor corporation, the million-dollar release of the Uneeda Biscuit—each in its manner as vital because the harbinger of the yankee century.  Compulsively readable, often funny, completely attention-grabbing in its each element, 1898 is well known background at its most interesting.

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

By David Crystal

English is arguably the closest factor we need to an international language, and but it's a language with a wealth of sorts, dialects, and traditions, all constructing in several methods and at varied speeds. This e-book is a wonderfully written and illustrated exploration of the background, constitution, and use of English through the international. World-renowned linguist and writer, David Crystal, explores the various elements and kinds of the English language, bringing existence to this massive and intricate topic. He starts with the origins of English in Anglo-Saxon occasions and follows the expansion of the language to the current. each significant English-speaking nation is incorporated, and the e-book abounds with insights into how English advanced and the way it really works. the writer can pay specific recognition to using language in literature and the way it permeates humor. He permits language to "speak for itself" through the use of quotations, pictures, newspaper clippings, poems, ads, cartoons, and plenty of different sorts of illustrative fabric that vividly supplement his narrative. writer Crystal systematically covers the structural gains of English, and contains a entire description of grammar, a precis of pronunciation and writing structures, and a radical therapy of the scale and complexity of vocabulary. He explains technical features in uncomplicated and obtainable phrases and features a thesaurus to aid the reader with uncertain language terminology. hugely visible with extraordinary colour illustrations, panels and boxed positive factors all through, this publication is interesting studying for the widest attainable viewers. David Crystal is the writer of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (CUP, 1987) and the editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia (CUP, 1990, 1994).

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Say It Right the First Time

Get what you will have at paintings the 1st time and each time

Being a enterprise specialist is all approximately handling, motivating, and prime, or, in different phrases, getting humans to do what you will have. And, a long way and away, crucial device for reaching this aim is language.

Written via an the world over famous professional on company communications, this ebook bargains managers deep insights into the facility of language and the way to wield it successfully in any organization.

Loretta Malandro palms readers with greater than two hundred strength phrases and words designed to assist readers turn into higher managers, leaders, and coaches. She additionally finds conversation secrets and techniques reminiscent of emotional triggers, sufferer as opposed to possession language, break out words, in addition to language for "softening the edges," reframing, responsibility, and convalescing from verbal exchange gaffes.

Malandro additionally provides:

  • Invaluable insights into the emotional strength of phrases
  • Priceless innovations to connect to and movement an viewers
  • Tips on spotting "killer phrases" and overcoming the difficulty they could reason
  • An arsenal of ideas, scripts, paintings sheets, and self-tests for gauging present communique abilities and pinpointing weaknesses

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What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States

By Dave Zirin

“Zirin is America’s most sensible sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential

“Zirin is among the brightest, such a lot audacious voices i will be mindful at the sportswriting scene, and my reminiscence is going again to the 1920s.”—Lester Rodney, N.Y. day-by-day Worker activities editor, 1936–1958

“Zirin has an grand expertise for masking the activities and politics beat. Ranging like a superb shortstop, he scoops up every thing! He profiles the brave and encouraging athletes who're status up for peace and civil liberties during this repressive age. A needs to read!”—Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive

“This is state-of-the-art research brought with wit and compassion.”—Mike Marqusee, writer, Redemption music: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties

Here sportswriter Dave Zirin exhibits how activities exhibit the worst, in addition to the main inventive and intriguing, positive factors of yank society.

Zirin explores how Janet Jackson’s great Bowl flash-time convey uncovered greater than a breast, why the hard work circulation has every little thing to benefit from activities unions and why a brand new iteration of athletes isn't any longer content material to “play one online game at a time” and is beginning to get political.

What’s My identify, Fool! attracts on unique interviews with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, Olympian and black energy saluter John Carlos, NBA basketball participant and anti-death penalty activist Etan Thomas, antiwar women’s collage hoopster Toni Smith, Olympic undertaking for Human Rights chief Lee Evans and lots of others.

Popular sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin is editor of The Prince George’s Post (Maryland) and writes the weekly column “Edge of activities” ( he's a senior author at Zirin’s writing has additionally seemed in The Source, Common Dreams, College carrying News, CounterPunch, Alternet, International Socialist Review, Black activities Network, War Times, San Francisco Bay View and Z Magazine.

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American English File Second Edition 3 Student Book Pack: With Online Practice

American English dossier will get scholars speaking because of its exact and confirmed formulation combining confidence-building, chance, and motivation. High-interest content material is geared up in full of life, available classes, utilizing humor and mind's eye to motivate scholars to speak and revel in studying English. reliable grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation beginning conscientiously helps the paintings with the 4 abilities and steadily builds scholars' self assurance and function in English.

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British English from A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English

Whether you're touring to nice Britain or simply are looking to comprehend British pop culture, this targeted dictionary will resolution your questions. British English from A to Zed comprises greater than 5,500 British phrases and their American equivalents, each one with a brief rationalization of the term’s heritage and an instance of its use. The appendixes supply priceless supplemental fabric with variations among British and American pronunciation, grammar, and spelling in addition to phrases grouped in particular parts akin to forex, weight, and numbers.

This dictionary may also help you resolve the meanings of:

• Berk (idiot)
• Bevvied up (drunk)
• Crisps (potato chips)
• Erk (rookie)
• To judder (to shake)
• Noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe)
• And more!

George Bernard Shaw famously stated that the British and americans have been “two peoples separated by means of a standard language.” This e-book bridges that gap.

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Collins Junior Illustrated English Dictionary (2nd Edition)

By HarperCollins

Optimised for color capsules. the pictures during this booklet should not compatible for viewing on black and white e-ink units. for kids elderly 6 and over, Collins Junior Illustrated Dictionary includes complete sentence definitions, color headwords and child-friendly instance sentences, besides appealing vibrant illustrations and pictures. Collins Junior Illustrated Dictionary has been in particular written to help the desires of kids elderly 6 to eight. It introduces key dictionary gains reminiscent of elements of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) and different kinds of a observe, for instance plurals or prior demanding of a verb. The transparent and spacious format and color headwords make sure that the dictionary is child-friendly. vibrant, vibrant illustrations and images help language studying and make it enjoyable. complete sentence definitions and instance sentences convey the headword utilized in a context favourite to childrens. The Collins be aware Wizard complement provides additional support with vocabulary through...

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