A Guide to English for Readers and Writers
Essential Structures is a guide for any student of English who wishes to become more familiar with the basic structures of the language. It provides authoritative and essential information about:
* The Parts of Speech
* Sentence and Paragraph Structures
* Structures of Larger Forms
* English Usage
* Critical Thinking
* Denotation and Connotation
* Problems in Writing
* The Development of English
Guidelines and exercises are provided in this handy book written for both native and non-native speakers of English.
Essential Structures might be used for individual study or as a supplement in a high school or college English developmental course. It assumes a high degree of maturity on the part of the reader; readings and exercises are taken from materials written for a general educated audience. Many of the insights provided herein will not be found in any other English textbook or handbook.
About the Author
Richard E. Mezo received his Ph.D. in English from the University of North Dakota in 1978 and completed a study in Education at Western Washington University in 1988. He has taught at colleges and universities in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of several books, articles, essays, poems, book reviews, and short stories. He has most recently written entries for the