From grammar and punctuation to the creation of essays and business letters, The Essentials of English: A Writer-+s Handbook, by Ann Hogue, is a must-have reference tool for today-+s writer. As easy to use as a dictionary, this handbook is designed specifically for non-native English speakers. The Essentials of English pays extra attention to articles, phrasal verbs, subordinate clauses, and other commonly troublesome items. The book uses everyday language and simple sentence structure in both explanations and examples. The examples reflect topics of multicultural interest.
Each part focuses on a single topic, building from sentence structure and mechanics to writing, revising, and proper formatting. Students also learn how to write a research paper in the MLA and APA styles. Practice exercises provide immediate application, and -+Special Tips-+ throughout indicate common errors, explain confusing points, and offer helpful hints.