Reprint edition published in April 2019.
English is the official language in over hundred countries across continents with the number of people using it on a regular basis crossing 2 billion! English is the language of major newspapers, journals, and books around the world. It is the main language of communication, education, legal documents, business agreements, scientific procedures, instructions, interviews, discussions, meetings and conferences. It is the language of emails, texts, blogs, and tweets.
English grammar, which in effect holds the language together, is the structure of words, phrases, clauses and sentences which together form expression. Grammar is the way in which sentences are structured and the language is formatted. It encompasses the analysis and comparison of the sentence structures, rules determining the structure and interpretation thereof, description of the syntax of English as it is used in speech and writing. Good grammar, correct spelling and clear expression put punch and perspicacity in your writing and give rich rewards.
The book explains, with suitable examples, all the key elements of English grammar, like parts of speech, non-finites like infinitives, participles and gerunds; Tenses and their forms; Active and Passive voice; Direct and Indirect speech, delineating the rules governing them; various types of errors commonly committed and how to avoid them; auxiliary verbs like modals; clauses and phrases; types of sentences; transformation and synthesis of sentences; connectors and their functions; figures of speech and their application; punctuation and its rules; spelling rules; and writing for correctness and clarity. Besides, many other pertinent topics have been covered to give a unique coverage to the book. A large number of examples have been included in every chapter. Each rule, idea and explanation has been given in accessible style.
The book facilitates faster and easier understanding through simple structure and lucid manner with ample exercises to test the concepts learned. It will be useful for students and teachers of English besides professionals like editors, writers and columnists. To common readers it will provide a richly rewarding reading experience.