English Explained

A Guide to Misunderstood and Confusing Elements of Grammar


Steve Hart

ISBN : 978-988-8528-43-1

Language, Linguistics, Reference

May 2020

176 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$220.00

English Explained explores the areas of English grammar that are most affected by misinformation and confusion and supplies the learner with the knowledge to finally grasp the workings of this multifaceted language. The fifty sections of English Explained cover the misunderstood, the misleading, and anything that appears to break the standard grammar ‘rules’ we are all taught.

The book has been written, in the first instance, for teachers and prospective teachers (TESOL/TEFL) whose first language is not English. A key aim of the book, then, is assisting both students and teachers on a practical level by equipping them with the knowledge and the awareness to answer any challenging questions a teacher or an enquiring student may pose over the course of an English class. It will also prove invaluable to students of all disciplines who seek a better grasp and understanding of English grammar—essential for achieving competency in both writing and reading.

Steve Hart works as an English skills coordinator and is the author of Expand Your English: A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary (HKU Press, 2017) and English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers (HKU Press, 2017).