English is Not Easy

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9780224101370: English is Not Easy

A cheeky, sophisticated, and strikingly illustrated guide that leaves generic English reference books in the dust
 
When prominent Barcelona-based illustrator Luci Gutiérrez found herself tuning out in English class, she used her love of drawing to help retain what she’d learned. Ditching the kind of bland and useless phrases that fill most English textbooks, Gutiérrez uses whimsical characters, cheeky dialogue, and even insults to bring vocabulary, grammar, and usage topics to life.
 
Nearly forty-seven million people in the United States speak a language other than English at home, and even most native speakers struggle with subtle distinctions, such as when to use “whether” as opposed to “if.” (For example: I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea.) Already published to wide acclaim abroad, English Is Not Easy is sure to delight grammar mavens and students of English in America.

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Luci Gutiérrez studied illustration at Barcelona’s renowned art institute Escola Massana and moved into book illustration after a few years of working in advertising and media.

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