McGraw Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage 2nd Edition

Author: Mark Lester
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071799911
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Who or Whom? / Its or It’s / Lie or Lay? Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks polish? Stop worrying! You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English! Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting a job or winning a promotion. The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage gives you bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know. This second edition includes a chapter dedicated to grammar and its usage in digital communication, including texting, e-mail, social media, and new technology, so you can communicate correctly in any format. Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage will get your grammar back on the right track with: Straightforward explanations of common mistakes and why they happen Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time

French Grammar A Complete Reference Guide

Author: Daniel Calvez
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 007144498X
Release Date: 2004-11-08
Genre: Foreign Language Study

French Grammar helps language learners at every level navigate the intricacies of the French language. Designed to help you speak and write in French with greater confidence and precision, it avoids tedious memorization drills, focusing, instead, on patterns commonly found in contemporary French speech and writing. Chapters feature detailed presentations of forms and usages, clearly explained, along with lists, tables, and charts that offer at-a-glance summaries of the elements covered. This new edition includes 64 pages of exercises.

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need

Author: Susan Thurman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440519260
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

McGraw Hill s Conversational American English

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071741323
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context. The book features: Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone’s intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers

McGraw Hill s Proofreading Handbook

Author: Laura Anderson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 007145764X
Release Date: 2005-10-31
Genre: Reference

Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader’s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process.

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071612074
Release Date: 2005-10-14
Genre: Reference

More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet). Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on “What is Slang?,” a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.

Webster s New World American Idioms Handbook

Author: Gail Brenner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544188907
Release Date: 2011-09-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idioms The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly. Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl?s Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642354
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071486852
Release Date: 2006-02-03
Genre: Reference

Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.

Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms

Author: Adam Makkai
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438001673
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Updated to keep pace with Americans' constant changes in the many ways they use, create, and abandon idioms, this book presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions. Each entry identified by part of speech A concise definition for every idiom Each idiom used in an illustrative sentence Expressions are also categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Readers will learn the meanings behind common idioms such as, ghost town, kiss and tell, ace a test, dodge the bullet, eye candy, and more. Here's a handy reference guide for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody who has an interest in English language usage.

The Big Book of English Verbs

Author: Mark Lester
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071602891
Release Date: 2009-08-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

All the English verbs you need to know in one place! This comprehensive guide is your one-stop resource for learning English verbs. It includes 555 of the highest frequency verbs--unlike Barron’s 501, which excludes common verbs such as “answer” and “wash”--with conjugations and sample sentences. The Big Book of English Verbs also has a list of all complement types that are used by each verb, as well as all the common phrasal verb constructions that the verb can be used with in a sentence. The CD-ROM contains more than 200 interactive practice exercises, plus diagnostic and review tests to assess competency.

Vox Diccionario De Primaria De La Lengua Espa ola

Author: Vox
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0658000667
Release Date: 2000-01-22
Genre: Foreign Language Study

An all-new, simplified, up-to-date, fully illustrated, monolingual Spanish dictionary - the ideal Spanish dictionary for beginners from age eight through adult. Nearly 12,000 entries. The abundant examples, helpful paradigms, and lively illustrations will be appreciated by beginners of all ages. Uses clear, simple, current language. Entries include easy-to- understand definitions and explanations of grammar and usage, plus numerous synonyms, antonyms, idioms, and phrases.

Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar Premium Third Edition

Author: Gilda Nissenberg
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259584206
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Travel

Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up Advice on how to avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app

Mastering the American Accent

Author: Lisa Mojsin
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438008104
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre:

This combination book and audio instructional program is designed to help non-native Americans speak standard American English with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. Includes a link to downloadable audio that uses male and female voices to coach correct American-style pronunciation.