Common Errors in Everyday English

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ISBN:

9780199466757

Publication date:

18/01/2017

Paperback

152 pages

140.0x216.0mm

Price: 180.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199466757

Publication date:

18/01/2017

Paperback

152 pages

140.0x216.0mm

First Edition

Saumya Sharma

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Saumya Sharma

Description

Is ‘revert back’ wrong English?
Which is correct: ‘on weekends’ or ‘at weekends’?
How is a semi-colon used in a sentence?

If you have ever faced these confusions, Common Errors in Everyday English is the book for you. In this book you will find extensive guidelines for correcting hundreds of the most commonly made mistakes in three key areas:

  • Language-based mistakes made in common social and professional situations
  • Grammatical errors in the use of tenses, articles and prepositions, among many others
  • Commonly confused vocabulary, including basic words, phrasal verbs and collocations

With easy-to-understand language and plenty of explanations, Common Errors in Everyday English will help you speak and write natural and error-free English.

First Edition

Saumya Sharma

Table of contents

Common Errors in Everyday Life

  1. Talking about Family
  2. Talking about People and Society
  3. Talking about Time
  4. Talking about Work and Learning
  5. Travel and Places
Common Errors in Words
  1. Key Expressions
  2. Collocations
  3. Phrasal Verbs
  4. Basics of Punctuation
Common Errors in Grammar
  1. Key Expressions
  2. Collocations
  3. Phrasal Verbs
  4. Basics of Punctuation
  5. Articles
  6. Adjectives
  7. Adverbs
  8. Modals
  9. Connectives
  10. Prepositions
  11. Tenses
  12. Relative Clauses
  13. Questions
  14. Subject-Verb Agreement
  15. Grammar Exercises

First Edition

Saumya Sharma

Features

Online Resources

  • An easy-to-follow error-correction presentation
  • An exhaustive section on key expressions and easily confusable words
  • Exercises with answers to help you evaluate your learning

First Edition

Saumya Sharma

Review

"The book is not just about common errors. It includes some cleverly deceptive mistakes, which we commonly make, including often-mispronounced words. It also covers grammatical errors, frequently used and confused expressions and faux pas that are made unknowingly. It can surely act as a worthwhile guide, a fact-checking resource and an easy-to-use reference tool. The book will be of immense support in basic writing skills."

-Michael Shane Calvert, MLA Academic Administrator, Welland Gouldsmith Schools.


English is the living language of the day, and over the years it has witnessed a phenomenal growth. Being flexible, the language has assumed a protean form. This book equips the reader to use the English language with utmost confidence and ease. Though language is primarily spoken, when it comes to the written form, a neat and compact structure is preferred to a construction that is awkward or rambling.

The fact that our usage of English does not fully conform to Standard English is generally not appreciated. The present book deals with those aspects of English language, that constitute what is accepted as Standard English. Grammar is closely related to usage, and several facts related to usage have been thoughtfully and carefully put together in this book. While it is primarily intended for the learners of English who are eager to develop their linguistic skills, this book will be an asset to teachers and advanced learners, who can use it as a reliable reference book. The book takes the bull by the horns, as far as English language is concerned. An entire section is devoted to common errors in the use of English in various walks of life like home and family, travel and places, work and learning. Constructions pertaining to time have been given special attention.

A major part of the book deals with errors in the use of English. This makes the book invaluable for students appearing for different competitive examinations. Common errors in almost all the aspects of Grammar have been touched upon and explained with suitable examples. Phrasal Verbs are generally the waterloo of the students, and this book offers a lot of clarity on the use of Phrasal Verbs, making it extremely helpful for teachers, students appearing for university and competitive exams as well as to the interested readers and learners.

Far from being a mere compilation of a few chapters on select aspects of Grammar, this book will be a valuable help to those who wish to get a comprehensive understanding of the English language, and obtain a mastery over it.

This book is narrative and not prescriptive, its language is simple and chaste, and the approach is direct and purposeful. It is a pleasant change from the usual run of the mill, tedious and cumbersome text books that one generally comes across.

The book feels easy and inviting to readers of all levels, and is a well researched work, displaying an astute mind and great scholarship.



-Prof. Rajesh Kumar LidiyaProfessor of English, Department of HEAS, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota (Rajasthan)

First Edition

Saumya Sharma

Description

Is ‘revert back’ wrong English?
Which is correct: ‘on weekends’ or ‘at weekends’?
How is a semi-colon used in a sentence?

If you have ever faced these confusions, Common Errors in Everyday English is the book for you. In this book you will find extensive guidelines for correcting hundreds of the most commonly made mistakes in three key areas:

  • Language-based mistakes made in common social and professional situations
  • Grammatical errors in the use of tenses, articles and prepositions, among many others
  • Commonly confused vocabulary, including basic words, phrasal verbs and collocations

With easy-to-understand language and plenty of explanations, Common Errors in Everyday English will help you speak and write natural and error-free English.

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Reviews

"The book is not just about common errors. It includes some cleverly deceptive mistakes, which we commonly make, including often-mispronounced words. It also covers grammatical errors, frequently used and confused expressions and faux pas that are made unknowingly. It can surely act as a worthwhile guide, a fact-checking resource and an easy-to-use reference tool. The book will be of immense support in basic writing skills."

-Michael Shane Calvert, MLA Academic Administrator, Welland Gouldsmith Schools.


English is the living language of the day, and over the years it has witnessed a phenomenal growth. Being flexible, the language has assumed a protean form. This book equips the reader to use the English language with utmost confidence and ease. Though language is primarily spoken, when it comes to the written form, a neat and compact structure is preferred to a construction that is awkward or rambling.

The fact that our usage of English does not fully conform to Standard English is generally not appreciated. The present book deals with those aspects of English language, that constitute what is accepted as Standard English. Grammar is closely related to usage, and several facts related to usage have been thoughtfully and carefully put together in this book. While it is primarily intended for the learners of English who are eager to develop their linguistic skills, this book will be an asset to teachers and advanced learners, who can use it as a reliable reference book. The book takes the bull by the horns, as far as English language is concerned. An entire section is devoted to common errors in the use of English in various walks of life like home and family, travel and places, work and learning. Constructions pertaining to time have been given special attention.

A major part of the book deals with errors in the use of English. This makes the book invaluable for students appearing for different competitive examinations. Common errors in almost all the aspects of Grammar have been touched upon and explained with suitable examples. Phrasal Verbs are generally the waterloo of the students, and this book offers a lot of clarity on the use of Phrasal Verbs, making it extremely helpful for teachers, students appearing for university and competitive exams as well as to the interested readers and learners.

Far from being a mere compilation of a few chapters on select aspects of Grammar, this book will be a valuable help to those who wish to get a comprehensive understanding of the English language, and obtain a mastery over it.

This book is narrative and not prescriptive, its language is simple and chaste, and the approach is direct and purposeful. It is a pleasant change from the usual run of the mill, tedious and cumbersome text books that one generally comes across.

The book feels easy and inviting to readers of all levels, and is a well researched work, displaying an astute mind and great scholarship.



-Prof. Rajesh Kumar LidiyaProfessor of English, Department of HEAS, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota (Rajasthan)

Read More

Table of contents

Common Errors in Everyday Life

  1. Talking about Family
  2. Talking about People and Society
  3. Talking about Time
  4. Talking about Work and Learning
  5. Travel and Places
Common Errors in Words
  1. Key Expressions
  2. Collocations
  3. Phrasal Verbs
  4. Basics of Punctuation
Common Errors in Grammar
  1. Key Expressions
  2. Collocations
  3. Phrasal Verbs
  4. Basics of Punctuation
  5. Articles
  6. Adjectives
  7. Adverbs
  8. Modals
  9. Connectives
  10. Prepositions
  11. Tenses
  12. Relative Clauses
  13. Questions
  14. Subject-Verb Agreement
  15. Grammar Exercises

Read More