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This innovative book is a must for all those students and professors of Economics and Business Studies with English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who need to write academic texts in English.
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About the book
This innovative book is a must for all those students and professors of Economics and Business Studies with English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who need to write academic texts in English (essays, papers, Masters and Doctoral theses, articles, books). It contains pertinent examples of the various aspects of grammar and style which are most relevant to these particular users, as well as providing editing tips to produce a polished final text. Uniquely, it deals in depth with the minefield of the articles, the/a,an, which are frequently misused by EFL authors whose mother tongue has no articles. This detailed explanation culminates in a key Diagnostic Test, so readers can practice using their grasp of the articles in most concrete situations, within the context of a short essay on global warming and its economic implications. Although the book is targeted at EFL authors, even native English speakers, especially beginners in academic writing, could benefit from it.
Introductory Remarks and Reference Works Consulted
- Explanations of Common Errors in Alphabetical Order
- Confusion Between Certain Words
- Notes on Style
- The Finishing Touches: 22 Basic Tips for the Final Editing of Texts and Theses − a Checklist
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Definite and the Indefinite Article (but Were too Confused to Know Where to Begin)
- About the Author
About the Author
For the past 33 years Patricia Ellman has been involved with improving the English of students and professors with English as a foreign language. She was part of a team teaching an English-language Writing Skills course at the University of Amsterdam, and has edited many Ph.D. theses, academic articles, and books, for a global clientele. She is a Chartered Town Planner and has worked in planning in London, Glasgow and Cambridge. Her Applied Geography work at the London School of Economics was published in a research study for the Royal Commission on Local Government in England. She has a B.A. in Geography (with Geology) from University College London, and an M.Sc in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and spent a postgraduate year at Moscow State University. She lives close to an Amsterdam canal with her husband.
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This is an excellent book especially for non-English speakers.