Where You May Get it Wrong When Writing English

A Practical Guide for Students, Teachers and Professionals

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219 pages
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 English
The book includes over 400 suggested correct versions of erroneous samples with useful explanations. New notions for writing in English like quoting and paraphrasing are introduced for the first time.
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Leon Barkho is associate professor of media and communication sciences at Sweden’s Jönköping University and Qatar University. He holds an MSc. in applied linguistics and a Ph.D. in media and communication science. Previously, he held positions at Reuters News Agency as bureau chief and the Associated...

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In this lively and illuminating book, Leon Barkho guides us effortlessly through the areas where we may get it wrong when writing English. It is both a grammar version and a workbook on how language structures link together. Grammar features and terminology are simplified with plenty of exercises cautioning against mistakes. The examples illustrating the grammar points the book deals with are all drawn from authentic English. The book includes more than 400 useful exercises on how to correct errors when writing English and more than 400 suggested correct versions of erroneous samples.

  1. Quoting and Paraphrasing – Introduction
    1. Tools
  2. Quoting
    1. How to Quote
    2. Practical Guide
  3. Paraphrasing
    1. Practical Guide
    2. Exercise
  4. Subject and Verb Agreement
    1. Exercise
  5. The Possessive
    1. Exercise
  6. Abbreviations and Acronyms
    1. Introduction
    2. What are They?
    3. How to Define Them
    4. Points of Grammar and Style
  7. Punctuation
    1. Guide to Punctuation Marks
    2. Exercise
  8. Consistency
    1. Consistency in the Tense of the Verb
    2. Consistency in Listing
    3. Consistency in Bullet Points
  9. Currencies
  10. The Progressive Tense
    1. Exercise
  11. Pronouns
    1. Exercise
  12. Sentences
    1. What is a Sentence in English?
    2. Exercise: Incomplete Sentences
    3. Exercise: Awkward Sentences
  13. Coherence
    1. Exercise
  14. Content Words
    1. Exercise
  15. Friendly Words
Very useful for beginners.
June 29, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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