1000 English Usage: Doubts Cleared
The book is in the form of question-answer. It contains 1000 items and each one of them is present in the minds of millions of Indian learners and users of English though some articulate them. Indian learners know a wide range of words and grammar rules, but they have uncertainty about using them in their expressions. There are different national varieties of English though American and British are dominant. Such different language practices create more confusion for Indian users of English. For instance, Indians ‘burst’ crackers while native speakers ‘set off/let off fireworks.’ Indians ‘prepone’ a meeting while Americans/British ‘advance’ it! While Americans/British discuss a matter, Indians ‘discuss about’ a matter! The ownership of English does not rest with any one country and culture. It is used as a first language, or as a second language, or a foreign language throughout the world. It serves a ready guide to the Indian users of English by answering the most frequently (un)asked questions.