This book has been designed to meet the requirements ofÃÂ students whose mother tongue is not English, Its mainÃÂ purpose is to help to correct the common mistakes to whichÃÂ foreign learners of English are liable.ÃÂ The method adopted throughout this work is uniform. AllÃÂ the errors dealt with are singled out, for they have to beÃÂ recognised before they can be corrected: then correct formsÃÂ are substituted for incorrect ones; finally, simpleÃÂ explanations are given wherever necessary to justifyÃÂ particular usages. Exercises are set al the end to ensure thatÃÂ the principles may become firmly fixed in the studentsÃ¢ÂÂÃÂ minds.
!t is no! claimed that this manual is exhaustive.ÃÂ Nevertheless, the difficulties tackled are real, and theÃÂ examples arc representative of the mistakes commonlyÃÂ made by foreign students of English, being the result ofÃÂ observations made over a long period of time.ÃÂ Much care has been given to the preparation of the Index,ÃÂ which it ?s hoped will make the book a useful work ofÃÂ reference.ÃÂ My acknowledgements are due to MrVV. H G. Popplestone.ÃÂ who has read mymanuscript and made many valuableÃÂ suggestions.