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Thank you for downloading this book. I hope it will help you to understand better how the English language works.
If you speak French and have some difficulties understanding this all-English version, you can find more explanations in French and practise exercises at:
There is a big difference between understanding the grammar of a language and being able to speak that language well.
You don’t need to understand how a car engine works in order to drive a car.
And you don’t need to understand grammar to speak a language.
Knowing grammar will, however, perhaps give you more confidence to speak, as you will be less afraid of making mistakes.
Almost every grammar rule has an exception, so the best way to improve your English is to practise as much as you can.
www.anglais-facile.com was created to help French speakers learn English for free. You will find explanations of the grammar presented in this book in French as well as lots of good advice on how to learn a foreign language.
About Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan Lewis has taught English in France for six years, and has worked for the French ministry of education (Education Nationale) as teacher and examiner. In his native England, he used to train young people in sales and business administration. He doesn’t like the traditional grammar-based approach to language learning, but prefers to teach communicatively, that is, by getting to students to talk in class, while monitoring their use of language. Visit his blog (in English) at: