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Paulo from Italy wrote and asked which grammar book I recommend. My favorite advanced book is “Understanding and Using English Grammar.” by Azar. When I taught at Santa Monica College I often had students buy that book. I love it. I have never found a better grammar book in all my years of teaching.

Go through all of the exercises in it. Make sure you know all the rules. It’s a good review for those of you who have been out of school for a while.

As I said in a previous post, people will sometimes think they hear an accent when you are making grammar mistakes. Something about your speech will sound foreign to them.

By | 2009-06-01T06:51:00+00:00 June 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|3 Comments

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  1. Anonymous June 16, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    You've been very helpful, thank you.

    By the way I just bought your book and I think it's great.

    Paolo

  2. Alex July 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hello Lisa,

    It's Alex here. I know we're supposed to talk about accent here but I just have this grammar question that really bugs me and would you pleeeease help me with this? Is there actually a rule about not using different types of tense in one sentence?

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "I chose to major in science because I think it is an interesting subject."

    What if I still think science is an interesting subject now? Do I still have to say "I chose to major in science because I thought it was an interesting subject"?

    Thanks very much!

    Cheers
    Alex

  3. Lisa Mojsin July 20, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Alex,

    Yes, you can definitely say that sentence because "science is interesting" is a fact that does not change. Good question.

    Just don't randomly change tenses within a sentence if there is no reason.

    Lisa

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