Have you ever wondered why we can say “Maria made the boy cry” but not “Maria made the boy crying”?

Or why “Two coffees, please” is acceptable, but “Melvin loves coffees” is generally wrong?


Presenting to you – The Nuts and Bolts of English by Dr Norhaida Aman and Associate Professor (AP) Ludwig Tan.


This book is written by 2 highly regarded educators from two of Singapore’s top universities, both having extensive backgrounds in English education in Singapore, the USA and UK. As professionals in Linguistics, Dr Norhaida and AP Ludwig Tan, have written this guide in a friendly and interactive way that will help you understand what English grammar is and how it works.


This guide is:



Available in January 2018, please find attached AI for reference.










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