Is this the right book for me?Essential English Grammar is packed with easy-to-follow explanations and summaries, practical tips on how to avoid common grammar mistakes, interesting facts about the historical and regional use of English and a special section on punctuation.
This clear, straightforward guide to modern English grammar will help you to improve your knowledge of the language and perfect your grammar. Essential English Grammar includes:Chapter 1: The history of the English languageChapter 2: Dividing the word: syllables and morphemesChapter 3: NounsChapter 4: PronounsChapter 5: VerbsChapter 6: Modifiers: adjectives and adverbsChapter 7: Function words: prepositions and conjunctionsChapter 8: Phrases and clausesChapter 9: Kinds of sentenceChapter 10: Direct and indirect speechChapter 11: Affixes: prefixes and suffixesChapter 12: Gender and grammarChapter 13: Register: formal and informalChapter 14: Spelling and punctuation Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design: Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourselfTests in the book to keep track of your progress. Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. Want to learn more? Why not check out Teach Yourself Languages Online? Over 65 languages all available online from Teach Yourself.