McGraw-Hill handbook of English by Harry Shaw PDF book

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The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English, Second Edition, is designed to help the student build the skills he needs to express himself with clarity, ease, and appropriateness. It describes American English as it is actually used by careful speakers and writers and shows why some kinds of expression are considered more effective than others.

In addition to stating the facts about language that educated people must know, this book emphasizes the importance of clear thinking as essential both to effective expression and to intelligent reading and listening. Types of faulty thinking are analyzed and exercises are provided to develop the student's ability to recognize and avoid such errors in his own writing and speaking.


This new edition of the McGraw-Hill Handbook of English contains a number of new features that the authors believe will enhance the usefulness of the book. A new format employing a second color gives increased prominence to rules, principles, and section numbers. Expanded sections on levels of usage, the use of the dictionary, and report writing provide materials for instruction and reference essential to the student's work in English and his other studies as well. A section on taking tests acquaints the student with the form and content of college entrance and placement tests and shows him ways in which he can improve his performance. A comprehensive review of sentence diagraming brings together in one place all of the principles of sentence analysis and provides the explanations and practice sentences the student needs to master them.


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