This book focuses on the most commonly made grammar mistakes by non-native English speakers. This means that you can set yourself a reasonable target. So rather than trying to learn all English grammar, just concentrate on those issues that tend to be used the most frequently and/or tend to create the most misunderstandings.
Each chapter contains:
- Examples of typical mistakes.
- Examples of correct usage.
- Rules / explanations.
- A short exercise where you can immediately practise what you have learned.
- Additional exercises.
- Keys to all exercises.
The book also contains a Teachers Introduction.
Easy English! is a series of books to help you learn and revise your English with minimal effort. You can improve your English by
- reading texts in English that you might well normally read in your own language e.g. jokes, personality tests, lateral thinking games, wordsearches.
- doing short exercises to improve specific areas grammar and vocabulary, i.e. the areas that tend to lead to the most mistakes - the aim is just to focus on what you really need rather than overwhelming yourself with a mass of rules, many of which may have no practical daily value
Other books in the Easy English!series include:
- Wordsearches: Widen Your Vocabulary in English
- Test Your Personality: Have Fun and Learn Useful Phrases
- Word games, Riddles and Logic Tests: Tax Your Brain and Boost Your English
- Top 50 Grammar Mistakes: How to Avoid Them
- Top 50 Vocabulary Mistakes: How to Avoid Them
Table of Contents
Part 1. Top 50 Grammar Mistakes
1. Advise, Recommend, Suggest
2. Allow, Enable, Permit, Let
3. Already, Just, Still, Yet
4. Articles: A, An
5. Articles: A / An vs One vs It vs Genitive
6. Articles: The vs Zero Article (Ø)
7. Be Able, Manage vs Can / Could
8. Be Born, Die
9. Be Going To
10. Be vs Have
11. Be vs Have as Auxiliary Verbs
12. Been vs Gone
13. Can vs May
14. Cannot vs May Not
15. Collective Nouns
17. Conditionals: Zero and First (If vs When)
18. Conditionals: Second and Third
19. Continuous Forms
20. Countable and Uncountable Nouns
21. Each, Every, All, None
22. Few, Little, A Few, A Little
23. (This Is The) First Time, Second Time
24. Genitive: The Possessive Form of Nouns
25. Have, Have Got
26. Have Something Done
27. How Long, How Much Time, How Many Times
28. -ing Form vs the Infinitive
29. Languages and Nationalities
30. Like, Love, Prefer
31. Make vs Let
32. Much, Many, A Lot of, Lots of
33. Must vs Have To
34. Must Not Vs Do Not Have To
35. Numbers, Dates and Measurements
36. Passive vs Active
37. People vs Person; Men, Human
38. Present Perfect vs Past Simple
39. Present Perfect With For and Since
41. So, Too, Very, That + Adjective
42. So, Such, So Many, So Much
43. Some, Any and Related Issues
44. Stop, Remember
45. Used To and Present Tense
46. Very Much, A Lot: Use at the End of a Phrase
47. Want, Would, Would Like, Would Prefer
48. Which? What? How?
49. Who, Which and What in Questions
50. Will vs Present Simple
Part 2. Revision Tests
51. Revision Tests