Writing: A College Handbook - Academic English for Nonnative Speakers (Ch. 28)


For learning: English

Base language: English


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This chapter discusses some features of American English that often cause trouble for students of English as a second language. Though it includes explanations of key grammatical points, it should be supplemented with a good English–English dictionary and a grammar-reference guide, such as Jocelyn M. Steer and Karen A. Carlisi’s “Advanced Grammar Book,” 2nd ed. (Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1997), or Betty Schrampfer-Azar’s “Understanding and Using English Grammar,” 3rd ed. (Paramus, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1998). The “Newbury House Dictionary of American English,” 3rd ed. (Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2000), speaks to ESL students and comes with a CD-ROM demonstrating pronunciation and usage.

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