The Ins And Outs Of Prepositions

Autor: Jean Yates
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
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This book, now in its revised second edition, was written primarily for ESL students. However, it's also useful in remedial English courses presented on high school and college freshman levels. Students of English as a second language quickly discover that English is unlike their native tongue in the many ways it uses prepositions. The majority of other languages have relatively few prepositions, each of them serving many different communication purposes. English is different in that it has dozens of prepositions, none having exact equivalents in other languages. This book offers practical guidelines for correct preposition usage, and provides hundreds of examples that incorporate English prepositions into familiar contexts. The author examines more than 60 prepositions.

Perfect Prepositions

Autor: Galina Kimber
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595375774
File Size: 49,40 MB
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As high frequency words, prepositions are one of the most dynamic parts of speech. Perfect Prepositions shows the meanings and usage of prepositions in Modern English. Used in unstressed syllables and pronounced fast and softly in oral speech, prepositions are often barely distinguishable to the listener. Prepositions can also pose communication problems for English learners and even native speakers. Author Galina Kimber provides general and specific information on the meanings of prepositions as well as ideas on usage as they are applied today. Living languages constantly evolve over time, and reference books like Perfect Prepositions reflect these changes. Perfect Prepositions details different ways of defining the meanings of almost one hundred prepositions written in semantic categories and subcategories that are easy to understand and use in daily life. It's a useful resource for those desiring to improve their communication skills.

English Prepositions Explained

Autor: Seth Lindstromberg
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027287899
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This completely revised and expanded edition of English Prepositions Explained (EPE), originally published in 1998, covers approximately 100 simple, compound, and phrasal English prepositions of space and time – with the focus being on short prepositions such as at, by, in, and on. Its target readership includes teachers of ESOL, pre-service translators and interpreters, undergraduates in English linguistics programs, studious advanced learners and users of English, and anyone who is inquisitive about the English language. The overall aim is to explain how and why meaning changes when one preposition is swapped for another in the same context. While retaining most of the structure of the original, this edition says more about more prepositions. It includes many more figures – virtually all new. The exposition draws on recent research, and is substantially founded on evidence from digitalized corpora, including frequency data. EPE gives information and insights that will not be found in dictionaries and grammar handbooks.

The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book

Autor: Carl W. Hart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1438068794
File Size: 12,62 MB
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Updated to reflect questions found on the most recent ESL tests, this book presents 400 common phrasal verbs as they are used in everyday English. Phrasal verbs are verbs combined with prepositions or adverbs. Familiarity with phrasal verbs and understanding their use as nouns (breakup, showoff, etc.) or adjectives (spaced-out, broken-down, stressed-out, and many others) is essential to ESL students. Updated information includes: the most commonly used phrasal verbs; activities and examples that reflect our current technology and the world around us; an expanded introduction for the teacher with a thorough breakdown and explanation of phrasal verbs; and, a discussion of separable and inseparable phrasal verbs in Unit I, and more. This book’s hundreds of examples in context and hundreds of exercises will be extremely useful to ESL students who are preparing for TOEFL or who simply wish to improve their English.

2 000 Plus Essential English Verbs

Autor: Louise Stracke
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1400023122
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This is the only reference you need to master English verbs. This book will help you learn tenses, irregular verbs, usage, phrasal verbs, and even commonly used idiomatic expressions.

Mcgraw Hill S Essential English Irregular Verbs

Autor: Mark Lester
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071602879
File Size: 59,68 MB
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Master 188 irregular verbs in English As an experienced student of English, you know the language can be a tricky one to learn thanks to its complex verb forms, like irregular verbs. Written by ESL guru Mark Lester--author of Grammar and Usage in the Classroom--this authoritative reference unravels the mystery of this verb form so you can take your English-language skills to the next level. For each entry, you'll get example sentences and conjugations, a complete listing of complements, the most important phrasal verb constructions, and common expressions--all in an easy-to-understand format. In no time you'll master irregular verbs and converse like a native English speaker!

The Preposition Book

Autor: Tom Cole
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780472032129
File Size: 53,43 MB
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ThePreposition Bookis intended as a thorough guide and workbook to address students’ questions and misconceptions regarding English prepositions and improve their ability to use prepositions fluently. The book comprehensively covers prepositions and also provides opportunities to practice many other essential points of English grammar and usage practice. The Preposition Bookis organized by level of difficulty but was written for intermediate-level students. Many exercises are included within each chapter, and Putting It Together and Expansion Exercises are designed to give students even more opportunity to practice. A Comprehensive Test appears at the end of each chapter. In thePreposition Pinball,Carp Derby, andDiamond Minegames, students have the opportunity to view scores and mistakes at any time during their current session with opportunities for on-the-fly explanations for any item. Each user-friendly game includes rich explanations of preposition usage, tracks student scores and mistakes, and has a test-generator feature. These games make learning prepositions easyandfun! Preposition Pinball and Other Gamescan be used with both Mac and Windows operating systems. Preposition Pinball and OtherGamesaccompanies and may be used in conjunction withThe Preposition Book: Practice toward Mastering English Prepositions(0-472-03166-X),which is sold separately or packaged with the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM reinforces learning from the text and provides extra practice. Site licenses are available.

A And The Explained

Autor: Seonaid Beckwith
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494245887
File Size: 72,62 MB
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How to Use 'A' and 'The' is a reference and practice book for students of English who want to understand more about 'a/an', 'the' and 'no article'. It provides a comprehensive collection of usage guidelines as well as clear and detailed explanations of a large number of exceptions and difficult cases. It is aimed at the upper-intermediate to advanced student, but will also benefit intermediate students, and is ideal for both self-study and classroom use. Nine units of explanations, including sections about the basic principles behind article use, generalising, proper nouns including geographical names, and idioms and fixed expressions. These are all illustrated with clear example sentences. Over a thousand practice questions to reinforce learning and to help students use articles more naturally, including a final unit of fifteen review exercises. Printable and photocopiable PDFs of all exercises available free at www.perfect-english-grammar.com/a-and-the.html. Three appendices which include explanations and exercises about countable and uncountable nouns and using 'some' and 'any'. Answers to all exercises.