UPSC IAS PRE: English Grammar And Usage is preparation material for aspirants of the IAS Preliminary Exams. Its focus in on the English language section of the exam.
Summary Of The Book
English language section of the IAS Preliminary tests the candidate’s knowledge of English. While most candidates will be familiar with the rules of English Grammar, this book offers a refresher course as they prepare for the exam.
UPSC IAS PRE: English Grammar And Usage covers everything from the basics of grammar to punctuation, and idioms and phrases. The book begins with sentences,and breaks them down into its component parts, then introduces parts of speech. Then, the various grammar concepts are explained.
The book explains nouns, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, conjunction, preposition, articles and possession, collective nouns, tenses, and modifiers. It also illustrates the usage of clauses as adjectives, nouns and adverbs, and explains the difference between can and could and on many more concepts. It also has a separate chapter on the topic of punctuation.
The IAS Preliminaries English section tests the candidate’s comprehension of the language, their ability to spot errors, and communication skills. The books presents the syntax rules and basic grammar, and also provides information on the common idioms and phrases, and proverbs as a foundation.
UPSC IAS PRE: English Grammar And Usage contains exclusive chapters on idioms and phrases, proverbs, and syntax rules. It also discusses basic word parts and provides list of words - phrasal verb list, and groups of words like phobias and manias. There is also a chapter on foreign words, that is, words from other languages that are used in English.
The book also contains a set of confusing words and their meanings and usage, and a list of words that are often spelled incorrectly. UPSC IAS PRE: English Grammar And Usage ends with chapters on word substitution and also explains common errors made in speech or writing and how to avoid them.
This book can help candidates by providing the basic knowledge and skills necessary to solve the English comprehension section of the IAS Preliminary exams.
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19 Jun, 2012
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