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

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

English Grammar Drills

Author: Mark Lester
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071701907
Release Date: 2009-04-24
Genre: Foreign Language Study

When it comes to learning English grammar, the best way is to JUST DO IT! For learning grammar, you'll find the most success in retaining your skills through drills, drills, and more drills. English Grammar Drills reinforces your knowledge and enhances your ability to read, write, and speak in English. Each chapter deals with only one subject, so you are not overwhelmed with information and drills and can proceed at a comfortable pace. With close to 200 exercises you will get plenty of opportunities to practice what you have learned.

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).

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.

McGraw Hill s Proofreading Handbook

Author: Laura Anderson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071506069
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.

French Grammar Drills

Author: Eliane Kurbegov
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071789509
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Sharpen your FRENCH grammar with skill-building exercises If you want to be proficient in French, you eventually have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of French grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses--French Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience. This edition features: More than 175 exercises that demonstrate how the French grammar system works Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage A new review section to reinforce your learning An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept Topics include: Indefinite and definite articles * Demonstrative adjectives * Possessive pronouns * Conjunctions * Imparfait and passe compose * Verbal expressions and idioms * and more

NTC s American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears
Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group
ISBN: 0844202746
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Reference

Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.

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.

New York Public Library Writer s Guide to Style and Usage

Author: Andrea Sutcliffe
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 0062700642
Release Date: 1994-07-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The only up-to-date guide that addresses everyone who writes, from books and magazine features to newsletters, business reports, technical papers and brochures -- with information on how to use computers in every stage of publication.

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071392044
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.

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.

Side by Side Chinese and English Grammar

Author: Feng-hsi Liu
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071797078
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn and review Chinese grammar at a glance Of all the obstacles you face while learning a new language, grammar is one of the toughest. But now there's a way to learn the subtleties of grammar without all the headaches. Side by Side Chinese & English Grammar is the perfect tool to help you understand the similarities and differences between English and Chinese grammar. By learning Chinese grammar through comparisons to your native English language, you are able to build on what you already know. You will be better able to understand and remember Chinese grammar while writing, speaking, and being tested on Chinese usage. This innovative grammar guide includes: Clear and comprehensive introductions to the parts of speech, explaining their functions and answering common questions about them Quick Check sections that summarize main ideas Appendices that identify possible grammar trouble spots, such as measure words and individual classifiers Numerous verb charts with side-by-side Chinese and English translations for easy understanding of each tense's meaning An exercise section with answer key to test and review your knowledge Side by Side Chinese & English Grammar gives you a firm grasp of the structure of both languages and sets the stage for true language mastery.

McGraw Hill Handbook of English

Author: Harry Shaw
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070565066
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A comprehensive handbook of English grammar, usage, diction, and composition with general review exercises.