The A-Z of Correct English


This Book, The A-Z of Correct English, came to change your life .Where you will find Accessible, easy to read and easy to act on – there are also other titles including: Polish Up Your Punctuation & Grammar: master the basics of the English language and write with greater confidence. Improving Your Spelling: boost your word power and your confidence. Improving Your written English: How to ensure your grammar, punctuation and spelling are up to scratch. Writing an essay: how to improve your performance in coursework and examinations. Increase Your Word Power: how to find the right word when you need it?.

The A–Z of Correct English ,is a reference book which has been written for the student and the general reader. It aims to tackle the basic questions about spelling, punctuation, grammar and word usage that the student and the general reader are likely to ask. Throughout the book there are clear explanations, and exemplar sentences where they are needed. When it’s helpful to draw attention to spelling rules and patterns, these are given so that the reader is further empowered to deal with hundreds of related words.


The aim always has been to make the reader more confident and increasingly self-reliant. This is a fast-track reference book. It is not a dictionary although, like a dictionary, it is arranged alphabetically. It concentrates on problem areas; it anticipates difficulties; it invites cross-references. By exploring punctuation, for example, and paragraphing, it goes far beyond a dictionary’s terms of reference. It is not intended to replace a dictionary; it rather supplements it.

Once, in an evening class, one of my adult students said, ‘If there’s a right way to spell a word, I want to know it.’ On another occasion, at the end of a punctuation session on possessive apostrophes, a college student said rather angrily, ‘Why wasn’t I told this years ago?’ This book has been written to answer all the questions that my students over the years have needed to ask. I hope all who now use it will have their questions answered also and enjoy the confidence and the mastery that this will bring.

For ease of reference, all the entries in this book have been listed alphabetically rather than being divided into separate spelling, usage, punctuation and grammar sections. You will therefore find hypocrisy following hyphens; paragraphing following paraffin; who or whom? Following whiskey or whisky?; and so on.



Want to check a spelling? Cross-referencing will help you locate words with tricky initial
letters.
*aquaint Wrong spelling. See ACQUAINT.
Plural words are given alongside singular nouns, with crossreferencing
to relevant rules and patterns.
*knife (singular) knives (plural). See PLURALS (v).
There is also a general section on plurals and another on foreign
plurals.


If it’s the complication of adding an ending that is causing you
trouble, you will find some words listed with a useful crossreference.
dining or dinning? dine + ing = dining (as in dining room)
din + ing = dinning (noise dinning in ears)
See ADDING ENDINGS (i) and (ii).
There are individual entries for confusing endings like -able/-ible;
-ance,-ant/-ence,-ent; -cal/-cle; -ise or -ize? and for confusing
beginnings like ante-/anti-; for-/fore-; hyper-/hypo-; inter-/intra and many others.


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This Book, The A-Z of Correct English, came to change your life .Where you will find Accessible, easy to read and easy to act on – there are also other titles including: Polish Up Your Punctuation & Grammar: master the basics of the English language and write with greater confidence. Improving Your Spelling: boost your word power and your confidence. Improving Your written English: How to ensure your grammar, punctuation and spelling are up to scratch. Writing an essay: how to improve your performance in coursework and examinations. Increase Your Word Power: how to find the right word when you need it?.

The A–Z of Correct English ,is a reference book which has been written for the student and the general reader. It aims to tackle the basic questions about spelling, punctuation, grammar and word usage that the student and the general reader are likely to ask. Throughout the book there are clear explanations, and exemplar sentences where they are needed. When it’s helpful to draw attention to spelling rules and patterns, these are given so that the reader is further empowered to deal with hundreds of related words.


The aim always has been to make the reader more confident and increasingly self-reliant. This is a fast-track reference book. It is not a dictionary although, like a dictionary, it is arranged alphabetically. It concentrates on problem areas; it anticipates difficulties; it invites cross-references. By exploring punctuation, for example, and paragraphing, it goes far beyond a dictionary’s terms of reference. It is not intended to replace a dictionary; it rather supplements it.

Once, in an evening class, one of my adult students said, ‘If there’s a right way to spell a word, I want to know it.’ On another occasion, at the end of a punctuation session on possessive apostrophes, a college student said rather angrily, ‘Why wasn’t I told this years ago?’ This book has been written to answer all the questions that my students over the years have needed to ask. I hope all who now use it will have their questions answered also and enjoy the confidence and the mastery that this will bring.

For ease of reference, all the entries in this book have been listed alphabetically rather than being divided into separate spelling, usage, punctuation and grammar sections. You will therefore find hypocrisy following hyphens; paragraphing following paraffin; who or whom? Following whiskey or whisky?; and so on.



Want to check a spelling? Cross-referencing will help you locate words with tricky initial
letters.
*aquaint Wrong spelling. See ACQUAINT.
Plural words are given alongside singular nouns, with crossreferencing
to relevant rules and patterns.
*knife (singular) knives (plural). See PLURALS (v).
There is also a general section on plurals and another on foreign
plurals.


If it’s the complication of adding an ending that is causing you
trouble, you will find some words listed with a useful crossreference.
dining or dinning? dine + ing = dining (as in dining room)
din + ing = dinning (noise dinning in ears)
See ADDING ENDINGS (i) and (ii).
There are individual entries for confusing endings like -able/-ible;
-ance,-ant/-ence,-ent; -cal/-cle; -ise or -ize? and for confusing
beginnings like ante-/anti-; for-/fore-; hyper-/hypo-; inter-/intra and many others.


To download click here


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