The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English ESL Edition

Wrong : I read books , but he read magazines . Right : I read books , but he reads magazines . It is not particularly difficult to ensure that the subject agrees with the verb in sentences such as this , but even native English speakers ...

Author: Martin Boyne

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551110083

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The ESL edition of Common Errors in English offers a comprehensive survey of the sorts of difficulties second language learners most often experience with English—and provides real help to students in overcoming them. The body of the book is organized according to grammatical categories, covering such topics as Verb Tense difficulties; Word Order Problems; Negation; Gerunds and Direct Objects; Singular and Plural Difficulties; and Direct and Indirect Speech. Included as well is a comprehensive section on usage and meaning, and a list of words commonly misspelled. The authors take care to avoid the harshly prescriptive; the book is informed throughout by a sympathetic understanding both of the difficulties that face every ESL student and of the particular problems faced by individuals from different linguistic backgrounds as they learn the peculiarities of English grammar and usage. The book includes a generous selection of exercises informed by these principles, and an accompanying answer key. Common Errors in English: ESL Edition will be an invaluable reference text for second language learners at a wide variety of levels.

The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English Fifth Edition

( b ) The error of using there is instead of there are when the subject is plural has become more and more frequent in writing as well as in speech . When these two expressions are used , remember that the subject comes after the verb ...

Author: Don LePan

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551115867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English offers full coverage of such common mistakes as commas splices, sentence fragments, words frequently confused, words frequently misspelled, mixed metaphors, and subject-verb agreement errors. In each case the problem is clearly explained, with examples illustrating both the nature of the trouble and how to put it right. Unlike many guides to grammar and usage, The Broadview Book refrains from dogmatism; it treats correctness in English not as an unchanging objective standard laden with moral overtones, but rather as a code of convenience that is extraordinarily useful in helping humans to communicate effectively and even elegantly. It thus retains an openness to the inevitable process of change in the English language, and recognizes that change does not imply debasement. The fifth edition has been updated throughout, and includes new material on capitalization; on the connections between clear writing and clear arguments; on academic citation systems; on business writing; and on particular difficulties experienced by those whose first language is not English.

The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English fourth edition

New fifth edition.

Author: Don LePan

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 155111318X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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New fifth edition. Offers full coverage of such common mistakes as commas splices,sentence fragments, words frequently confused, words frequently misspelled, mixed metaphors, and subject-verb agreement errors. Clearly explained, with examples illustrating both the nature of the trouble and how to put it right.

Writing Wrongs

Common Errors in English Robert M. Martin. This book grew from some notes I was writing in my copy of the fifth edition (2003) of The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English, by Don LePan. I wrote Don telling him that I could send ...

Author: Robert M. Martin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460406205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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Writing Wrongs is a concise and thoughtful guide to common errors in English. It covers frequently confused and misused words along with problems of grammar, punctuation, and style, and offers a brief and up-to-date guide to major citation styles. Though it provides guidelines and recommendations for usage, Writing Wrongs acknowledges the evolution of language over time and the fact that different contexts have different rules—it is not narrowly prescriptive. A friendly, flexible, and easy-to-read reference, Writing Wrongs will be useful to students and general readers alike.

Garner s Modern American Usage

874 A Timeline of Books on Usage Languages . . . Especially English. N.Y.: William Morrow. Collins Cobuild English HarperCollins. LePan, Don. The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780195161915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 930

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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

Garner s Modern American Usage

Declining Grammar and Other Essays on the English Vocabulary. Urbana, Ill.: Nat'l Council of Teachers of English. ... Standardizing English: Essays in the History of Language Change. ... The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199888771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1007

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, this book authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. Now in the third edition, readers will find the "Garner's Language-Change Index," which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. Garner's Modern American Usage, 3e is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index, and the judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved.

The Broadview Pocket Guide to Writing Third Edition

presents in concise form essential material from the more comprehensive text , The Broadview Guide to Writing . ... in Western Culture ( Macmillan , 1989 ) and of The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English ( 5 / e , 2003 ) .

Author: Doug Babington

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551119706

Category: Reference

Page: 244

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The Broadview Pocket Guide to Writing is a concise volume presenting essential material from the fourth edition of the full Broadview Guide to Writing. Included are summaries of key grammatical points and a reference guide to basic grammar; a glossary of usage; tips on writing style; a guide to bias-free writing; coverage of punctuation and writing mechanics; helpful advice on Internet research; and much more. For the third edition the section on citation and documentation (in four commonly-used styles—MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE) has been extensively revised and updated.

Saving our Prepositions

Lost for Words: The Mangling and Manipulating of the English Language. ... Lamb, Bernard C. The Queen's English and How to Use It. London: Michael O'Mara Books, 2010. LePan, Don. The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English.

Author: David Thatcher

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460236307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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Prepositions (words like above, from, in, of and with which relate one part of a sentence to another) are, though few in number, among the most frequently used words in English. They are also among the most frequently misused: writers and speakers alike seem to have endless trouble in choosing the right or acceptable preposition. The sad result is widespread uncertainty, confusion and misunderstanding. Addressed to both native speakers and to learners of English as a second language, Saving our Prepositions: A Guide for the Perplexed offers many examples of standard and non-standard practice with the aim of helping its readers avoid slipping up on what have been called "the banana peels of modern speech." Informative as well as entertaining, this timely guide will be of interest and value to all who cherish the English language and want to use it clearly and effectively.