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Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook (Paperback) (Gail Abel Brenner)
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The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idiomsThe largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly.Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl?s Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).
Provides complete explanations for more than 1,000 idioms, placing an emphasis on the acquisition, application, and understanding of each term while sharing a wealth of examples. Original.
Number of Pages: 480
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Sub-Genre: Grammar, Linguistics, Vocabulary
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Gail Abel Brenner
Street Date: April 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-9936
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