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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Improve Your Grammar

The Essential Guide to Accurate Writing

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137586063
Publication Date October 2016
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

Based on an analysis of students' writing, this book identifies the areas in which mistakes are typically made. It provides you with clear, jargon-free explanations; examples of common errors and their corrections; easy-to-use practice exercises with answers; tips and key advice; and a realistic academic context across a range of subject areas.

Fully revised throughout, this new edition features advice on compiling CVs and cover letters. Presented in an accessible, flick-through format, it is ideal for students attending or planning to attend university or college.

Mark Harrison has been an ELT author for 20 years. He has written a range of titles mainly in the areas of grammar and testing. In the grammar field he has authored or co-authored titles in the Oxford Living Grammar, Grammar Spectrum and Oxford Practice Grammar series for OUP. He has also written numerous practice tests books for the Cambridge ESOL exams and a Use of English Skills book, for OUP and Macmillan. In recent years, he has also worked extensively on the Macmillan English Campus, writing and devising online materials, as well as writing other online and CD-ROM materials.

Vanessa Jakeman has co-ordinated English Language and EAP programmes and worked extensively in the field of English Language Testing, in the UK and overseas. She has a range of jointly-authored ELT publications which comprise Cambridge ESOL Practice Test books and course books for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Ken Paterson is currently a freelance writer, having finished a twenty-year career at the University of Westminster, UK, as Director of the Centre for English Learning and Teaching. Ken has been involved in pedagogical grammar since the early 1990s, writing a number of grammar practice books for Oxford University Press and DELTA.

Introduction How to use this book
Key terms
PART I: KEY GRAMMAR
PART II: KEY PUNCTUATION
PART III: CONNECTIONS WITHIN SENTENCES
PART IV: PRODUCING GOOD SENTENCES
PART V: FEATURES OF WRITING
PART VI: USING THE RIGHT WORDS
Key Index.

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