Every time we start to write something, we’re setting off on an unknown journey across that big blank computer screen or piece of paper. We usually have a pretty good idea of where we are and where we want to get to. It’s the part in between that can be scary. This is where knowing the basic rules of English grammar and spelling helps. The rules are like signposts at key junctions telling you which way to turn.
They help keep you from getting lost and confused amid the strange jungle that is the English language. That’s why you’re holding this book. You don’t need an exhaustive compilation of all the rules and regulations of our mother tongue. Instead, you want something that’s concise and practical—a kind of pocket atlas you can pull out and consult when you feel you’ve lost your way. Each of the entries in this book starts with a common mistake.
We discuss why the sample sentence is wrong, what point of grammar it illustrates, and how to fix it. Don’t worry if a lot of these mistakes sound familiar to you. We’re here to help you get your grammar in order and clean up any errors. In the end, you’ll have a nice, clear, well-lit, well-signed road in front of you. You can read the book from beginning to end, but it may be more helpful if you use the index to look up the specific problems about which you have questions. For further information, we’ve also included a list of resources. So open your atlas, turn on your GPS, and let’s set out on our journey. Everything’s going to be all right now!
All the entries in the book are arranged into sets of terms that are closely related in meaning or subject area. This allows an entry to be compared or contrasted with related entries to make the meaning of a term clearer. There are two main sections in the book.
The first comprises over 1300 basic terms commonly used in all branches of science, and which have different, and usually more precise, meanings in scientific contexts than they have in general speech. Included in this section are 180 prefixes, suffixes and general affixes of use in understanding many scientific terms. The second section defines over 8500 technical terms from the fields of biology, chemistry and physics.
The entries contain other information, besides the definition, which will be of assistance in the usage of the term. The terms for biology, chemistry and physics are not divided into three separate sections; instead the sets of terms are presented according to an overall framework of scientific principles, as can be seen in the list of Contents. The Contents shows the arrangement of terms in different subject areas. Each area is indicated by a two letter code, and within such an area or set, the terms are numbered consecutively.
The set codes are placed at the top of each page showing the numbers of the terms covered. An alphabetical index at the back of the book lists all the terms and their place in the book, and indicates the subject field of the term where relevant.
This book does not require any formal exposure to the practical grammar of English language. It was designed and released with the intention to provide all learners of English with some basic grammar foundation. This publication will serve other students as a review or reference tool. It takes a very practical approach and does not focus on definitions and rules. It studies how English words work and what they do in sentences.
The authors made their best to present material an easy and step-by-step format. As the readers/students move through this book, they gain a good and thorough understanding of the basic principles of the English language. Gabriele Stobbe, who is the author of the book, uses fun and informative illustrations together with the colourful diagrams and schemes for easier learning of the very essential grammar points. as a result, this publication will definitely give readers proper understanding of the parts of speech and teach how to use them.
The book is written very well and the concept used by the author is truly well-thought. It is also very useful and practical for people willing to build up their vocabulary, refresh their grammar skills or just get to know something new.
Here is the essential reference book defining the most commonly used terminology and principles usually found in various engineering papers and drawings from various fields. All of them have been explained in this publication in a very plain and unambiguous English.
The purpose of the book was also to distinguish how some engineering terms take on different meanings in different contexts, and this is of course critically important when people start working on collaborative projects with many colleagues and diverse elements. The book provides general technical definitions of various engineering-specific terms.
It clarifies all most popular technical terminology usually misused/intermixed and may serve as a very handy reference for all engineers; in addition, this publication provides a reference materials collected from the recognized and authoritative sources, including various standards and commercial specs.
Ron Hanifan, who is the author of this book, did his best to span a range of engineering disciplines covered by this publication so that it could include electrical and mechanical engineering as well as materials. It will be ideal for engineers, students and any other people who require due understanding of the engineering language.
Every single person trying to learn English language makes more or less same mistakes at start, and this book is primarily intended to show readers examples of such mistakes, how to correct and avoid them in the future. Paul Hancock, who is the author of the book, has included more than thee hundred of most frequently made mistakes - note that most of the mistakes shown in the book have been illustrated, so the reader can see what people really say when they make them!
Such approach helps readers to properly understand why exactly they are wrong, and to stop making these mistakes. This book contains ten chapters which cover different areas like work, family, travel, education. Each of the chapters has five sections containing more than three hundred typical mistakes including grammar, prepositions and confused words, supplemented with the review exercises. The explanations of the mistakes provided in the publication are very simple and concise. Each of the pages can be studied on its own, and since the number of the examples contained on one page is not that large, readers are able to choose any page and are more than welcome to spend some minutes learning about those errors.
You will learn much more by doing some quick study like this on the regular basis. Check a few mistakes every day and you will see how you begin to remember them. It will be very useful to anyone who wants to improve his English and avoid the mistakes.
As it is clearly implied by the title of this publication, the intention of it's author was to provide all readers with all training materials required for preparation for the TOEFL examination. Satisfactory results of this exam are the requirement for the entry for non-native speakers of English language at thousands of universities all over the world.
The author has included a range of activities to make the learning process easier for the students and let them increase their vocabulary. The material is supplemented with the exercises. At the end of the book there is a search index. The program is intended for ESL students at intermediate-to-advanced levels. However, it will of course be very useful for native speakers of English. This is a remarkably helpful and practical book - you will definitely wind everything you need here.
It will not only help you with your vocabulary but will also assist in improving your writing skills; of course, your thinking and speaking fluency will also get improved - just check the material chosen by the author, and follow the instructions in the book and you will see the results shortly. We do recommend this publication for both classroom training and self-study at home.
We are glad to introduce the latest edition of this popular and recognized Dictionary, which is mainly based on the 1999 release which, in turn, incorporated the panel entries providing some additional details of a very wide range of so important topics. This volume has its origins in 1940 under the first name Chamber's Technical Dictionary. As it is quite clearly implied by the title of this popular Dictionary, it has been fully dedicated to the technical terminology. The entries included into the dictionary are arranged in alphabetical order.
The dictionary itself consists of more that thousand pages. In addition to the main part, there are numerous appendices providing some supplementary info, such as the SI prefixes, derived units/conversion factors, units of measurement, math symbols, Greek alphabet, planets together with their satellites, major physical constants, electromagnetic spectrum, the constellations, geo-time, amino acids, the Periodic Table, the list of Nobel Prize winners, chronology of the most significant inventions and discoveries, taxonomy of living organisms, radio frequencies, graphical electronic symbols etc.
The book is covering various areas of technology and science and this is what makes it so popular among the professionals from mechanical engineering to medicine and from electrical engineering to environmental sciences.
The latest tenth edition of the award-winning Business English by Mary Ellen Guffey and Carolyn Seefer. The publication will help learners of English refresh their knowledge of grammar to make them more confident today, where the communication skills are becoming more and more important. It has already helped so many students over past three decades to improve their written and oral communication skills and served as a leading source for all that time because it really works.
The authors have applied the three-level approach making the grammar less intimidating and much easier for the students to grasp. Such approach allows to provide smaller learning blocks proceeding from simple items to complex, helping learners to understand and remember the material. The readers will find the useful learning tools and some completely new features included to ensure the improvement of their grammar and punctuation, as well as the language usage skills.
The authors bring a truly outstanding feature called "online reinforcement exercises" - the readers will now be available to complete their homework much faster. In addition, there are numerous pre- and post-tests included to keep learners informed about the progress; self-help exercises, in turn, provide more opportunities for the improvement through continuous practice.
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