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Explanation / Title / Shelf in CILL

Examples

A

Article
Cobuild English Guides 3: Articles
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

  A   A  
She had the glass of milk and the apple for lunch.
She had a glass of milk and an apple for lunch.


~~~~~

Expression Error
Common English Errors in Hong Kong
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

I am hard to find a job in Hong Kong.
It is difficult for me
to find a job in Hong Kong.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

F

Formality
Academic Writing Course (Unit 14)
(Writing shelf, Intermediate level)

                             F
Their research is rubbish.

G

Grammar - e.g. use of gerund and infinitive.
Common English Errors in Hong Kong
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

                 G
He want do good in the test.
He wants to do well in the test.

P

Punctuation/Capital Letters
Cobuild English Guides 8: Spelling
(pages 16-18)
(Vocabulary shelf, Intermediate level)

P
the
weather girl smiled and said
P P
tomorrow will be a bright clear and sunny day. P
The
weather girl smiled and said, "Tomorrow will be a bright, clear and sunny day".
POS Part of speech
Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate with Tests (Unit 1)
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)
                            POS
They analysis the problem.

Prep

Preposition
Cobuild English Guides 1: Prepositions
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

              Prep
She got on a taxi and went to the airport.
She got in a taxi and went to the airport.
PV  Passive voice
Grammar Troublespots (Unit 9)
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)
                   PV
They were award the prize.

S

Sentence Structure - The sentence is too long or doesn’t contain a subject or verb.
Grammar Troublespots
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

S
Walking down the street singing a song.
She
walked down the street singing a song.
S/Pl  Singular / plural
Oxford Practice Grammar (p.194-201)
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)
           S/Pl
A new staff joined the company.

Sp

Spelling
Cobuild English Guides 8: Spelling
(Vocabulary shelf, Intermediate level)

Sp

He asked for a bowl of soop.
He asked for a bowl of soup.
SVA  Subject-verb agreement
Understanding English Grammar – for Chinese Learners (p. 14 -17)
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)
  SVA
I likes it.

T

Verb Tense
Get your tenses straight
(Grammar shelf, Early intermediate level)

 

T

 
Last Sunday they  cycle from Shatin to Tai Po.
Last Sunday they  cycled   from Shatin to Tai Po.
U Uncountable nouns
Developing Grammar in Context (Unit 34)
(Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)
                                 U
This is important informations.

( )
or
the

Word Not Needed
Common English Errors in Hong Kong p.96 (Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

She works part-time at (the) Mac Donald’s.
She works part-time at the Mac Donald’s.
She works part-time at Mac Donald’s.

^

Word Missing
Common English Errors in Hong Kong (Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

He ran to ^ office.
He ran to the office.

WO

Word Order
Common English Errors in Hong Kong p.95 (Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

WO

They like tennis playing.
They like playing tennis.

WW

Wrong Word
Common English Errors in Hong Kong p.84 (Grammar shelf, Intermediate level)

WW

My father is a cooker.
My father is a cook.

 

Last updated on: Friday, March 23, 2012