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on 12 October 2012
Having read the other reviews I had high expectations of this book, but working through it am disappointed to find it littered with typos (spelling errors and mix ups in the tables given). It is simply and unfussily written, but lacks the degree of reassurance or explanation I'd like as a result of finding these obvious errors. For example 'replied' is offered as a plural of reply (what about replies?) and in one of the exercises at the end of the first chapter, the reader is asked to identify concrete nouns (defined as "a physical thing - something that can be seen"), but the word rain is excluded from the answers. I'm left wondering if this is a misunderstanding on my part or an accidental omission on the part of the publishers? Grasping english grammar is complicated enough without having additional doubts thrown in. I was really looking for a book I could trust. The poor proofing makes this impossible. I find myself still looking elsewhere for the help I require in understanding english grammar fully.
Properly checked and corrected, however, this would be a very useful little guide.