Competency in the English language is an essential skill for students, employees and employers. The ability to read and write and a knowledge and understanding of grammar are skills that all should acquire. This book will put these abilities within reach of all who study this short volume. Its contents are as accessible to young pupils of 9 or 10 years as they are to university students and other adults.
Reading and writing are the tools with which the language can be manipulated and used. The rules governing the use of these tools is the grammar.
Many people are now computer literate but deficient in language skills. The book is best studied with a computer to hand. This is particularly the case with respect to the sections on reading and writing.
The ability to read and to write are competencies usually acquired prior to the learning of grammar in any language. This natural progression is followed in this book. It will be found to be as useful for study whether English is the student's first or second language.