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About The Book

Whether you are a K-12 student, college undergraduate, university learner, or a student of English, this reference book of English verbs with English essentials is for you.

This book will assist you in finding the correct verb tenses in the present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, future perfect, present progressive, past progressive, and the conditional. In addition, it will give you an index of English verbs with their Spanish equivalents.

This book will also give you English terminology definitions, the parts of speech, the rules for grammar and punctuation, modals, a list of adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and practice worksheets to conjugate regular and irregular verbs.

As a product of parents who never earned a high school diploma, I was not exposed to Standard English in the home. In my K-12 years, writing reports, essays, and research papers weren’t required. It wasn’t until I studied English in college and Spanish as my foreign language in high school and college that I understood how limited I was in English. This material should be used in K-12, colleges, businesses, libraries and in the home.

Currently, I teach English as a second language and Standard English in College of the
Desert’s Adult Basic Education. I searched to find an English book with all the essentials
in one volume without success. As a result, I wrote my own.
It is my hope that students will use this book as a straightforward guide to learning
English basics. I hope that you enjoy it! Thank you! Straight ahead!

About The Author

C D Jackson Jr. was born in South Central Los Angeles (Watts), California. He progressed through L.A.'s K-12 school system, graduating from David Starr Jordan High School with athletic recognition. Subsequent to graduation, he matriculated to Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, on a full basketball scholarship. After attending one year at Angelina College, he transferred to College of the Desert (a two year community college), in Palm Desert, California, where he earned an A.A. degree in Business Administration. There he was an All-American basketball player. He was awarded a full basketball scholarship to Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, where he earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration. Two years later, he earned a Master's degree in Education and a Multiple Subjects Credential from Claremont Graduate School. He taught in the K-12 system for eight years. He served as Tutorial Coordinator and instructor teaching study skills, tutor training, and English as a Second Language courses at College of the Desert for 16 years. As well, he has completed a second Master's degree in Instructional Technology at Cal State University San Bernardino (2002). He is the author of a reference book for English students entitled, 200 Fully Conjugated English Verbs. He is also the co-author of a biography entitled, "Why?—The Biography of John Carlos." Presently, he is a professor in Adult Basic Education at College of the Desert.

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"Anyone studying English can benefit from this text, whether this study is in regular English courses, remedial English, English as a Second Language, or reading classes, Furthermore, secretaries, writers, and anyone who needs assistance with verb conjugations and rules for English can gain a greater understanding of grammar from this book."

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Table of Contents Introduction
Conjugated verbs Conjugated verbs
Back Cover

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