Pocket Book of English Grammar for Engineers and Scientists:  by Leo  Finkelstein, Jr.
160 pages, $25.95 list
1-57766-737-9
978-1-57766-737-7
Pocket Book of English Grammar for Engineers and Scientists
This user-friendly guide to understanding and properly using English grammar is designed to augment the ability of busy engineering and science students to convey information in a precise manner. The book’s sensible organization around the eight parts of speech, its accessible format, and the straightforward explanations of written American English also make it a highly suitable tool for ESL students. While the author’s intent is not to emphasize or overload readers with scientific jargon, he does include a rich collection of examples and illustrations that relate directly to engineering and science topics. Clear models and explanations, keyed to diagrams, tables, and flow charts, provide very effective visual elements.
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“The short, clear explanations are just enough for students to understand the grammatical points of each topic well. Kudos to Waveland Press and the author of this book!” — Josef Fioretta, Hofstra University

“With clear and specific examples, effective visuals, and thorough definitions and descriptions, this grammar handbook is a keeper for any engineering or science student.” — Virginia Tucker, Old Dominion University
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Importance of Grammar / Parts of Speech / Grammar and English as a Second Language / Sentence Structure

2. Nouns
Definition and Functions / Number / Type / Case / Gender / Offensive Nouns / Appositives / Noun Clauses

3. Pronouns
Definition and Functions / Types of Pronouns

4. Adjectives
Definition and Functions / Classes of Adjectives / Articles and Other Determiners / Adjectival Clauses / Levels of Comparison for Adjectives

5. Verbs
Definition and Functions / Tense / Person and Number / Irregular Verbs / Form and Voice / Mood

6. Adverbs
Adverbials / Levels of Comparison for Adverbs / Compound and Absolute Adverbs / Placement of Adverbs / Transitional Phrases and Adverbial Conjunctions

7. Prepositions
Uses of Prepositional Phrases / Prepositions as a Part of Two-Word Verbs

8. Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions / Correlative Conjunctions / Subordinating Conjunctions / Adverbial Conjunctions

9. Interjections

10. Punctuation
Apostrophe / Brackets / Colon / Comma / Dash / Ellipsis / Exclamation Point / Hyphen / Parentheses / Period / Question Mark / Quotation Marks / Semicolon / Slash

11. Final Thoughts

12. Glossary of Grammar and Usage