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This book is a compilation of 100 questions frequently asked of (and by) teachers. It offers direct answers to the whys and wherefores of various structures and expressions. Such questions, though regularly encountered, are not always easily answered, and many grammar books do not address them. This book fills the gap by providing clear answer and solutions to common problems, enabling teachers and students to use the language with greater confidence.
Features of This Book - Questions are genuine questions repeatedly encountered in the English language classroom in Singapore, questions that baffle even experienced teachers.
- Answers are clearly worded and illustrated with relevant examples.
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Leong Ping Alvin is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001 on an NUS research scholarship. His research interests are in systemic-functional grammar and general linguistics. He is the author of Theme and Rheme: An Alternative Account (2004, Peter Lang) and the co-author of An Introduction to Linguistics (2006, McGraw-Hill).
Ludwig Tan teaches at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. He obtained his PhD in Linguistics from Cambridge in 2007 on a National Institute of Education-Nanyang Technological University Overseas Graduate Scholarship. His academic interests include the syntax of Singapore English, phonetics, sociolinguistics, and English grammar and usage. He has co-edited a book on handwriting, Dance of the Pen, published as a limited edition in the UK (2002, Society for Italic Handwriting).
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