List of illustrations; Preface; PART ONE: THE BASICS; 1. Discovering Grammar; 2. Expanding your Knowledge; 3. Polishing up your Punctuation; 4. Paragraphing your Work; 5. Checking your Spelling; 6. Looking at Apostrophes and Abbreviations; 7. Improving your Style; PART TWO: ENGLISH IN ACTION; 8. Writing an Essay and a Short Story; 9. Summarising and Reporting; 10. Filling in Forms; 11. Writing Letters; 12. Making Applications; Suggested answers; Glossary; Further reading; Index.
Marion Field was Head of English in a large Comprehensive School and an examiner for GCSE English. She is also the author of a range of other books dedicated to helping others master the English language and its usage.
"'This book is a gem. If you never buy another reference book, buy this one!' London Evening Standard 'If your written English is letting you down, do something about it. This book is recommended.' Writers' Express 'All the common pitfalls are tackled, from the terrors of the apostrophe to the most frequently mis-spelt words.' Writing Magazine '...an easy-to-use reference book for anyone who wants to brush up their skills...The content covers the knowledge needed for the Key Skills Communication Unit Levels 2 & 3.' www.lsagency.org.uk"