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