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  • New macro English aid 4/e, The
  • Uys I
  • ISBN: 9780627028274
  • eISBN: 9780627029257
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 352 Pages | Published: 2011

When information about grammar or other general matters is required, usually many references such as dictionaries, grammar manuals or encyclopaedias need to be consulted, which can be a daunting task indeed. The new macro English aid provides all of this information in a single volume.

The new macro English aid is divided into two parts: language and grammar; and general knowledge. For easy reference, the information is divided into sections and arranged alphabetically.

Contents include the following:

  • Language and grammar: punctuation, tenses, degrees of comparison, direct and indirect speech, derivations, synonyms and antonyms
  • General knowledge: currencies around the world, inventions, chemical elements, conversion tables, planets, presidents and prime ministers, capital cities, the seven wonders of the ancient world

The new macro English aid is aimed at learners, students, parents and the general public alike.

Isabel Uys is a prolific writer of a wide selection of general reference and languages aids, including successful titles such as Die Afrikaanse makro gids, The English-Afrikaans-Xhosa-Zulu aid, The English-Afrikaans-Northern Sotho-Tswana aid and Feitegids - 'n kernensiklopedie.



A and an

Much, many, few and little


The apostrophe



Collective nouns


Sounds of animals and things

Young animals



The tenses Verbs


Degrees of comparison (applicable only to adjectives and adverbs)

Direct and indirect speech

Active and passive voice

Antonyms (words with the opposite meaning)

Synonyms (words with the same meaning)

Countries, people and ways

Similes (comparisons)

Proverbs, idioms and expressions


Derivations (formation of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs)


Words denoting places

Professions, trades and characteristics of people

Science, medical and nature study

Miscellaneous Homonyms Homophones

Words easily confused

Words frequently misspelt

Words from foreign languages

Forms of greeting, words and phrases in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi and Setswana

The cover letter for a curriculum vitae (CV)

Curriculum vitae (junior level)

Curriculum vitae (senior level)

Letter of acceptance


Days of the week

Months of the year

The colour spectrum

The books of the Bible in English and Afrikaans

Currencies around the world

Inventions Phobias (abnormal fears)

Birthstones Wedding anniversaries

Greek gods and goddesses

Roman gods and goddesses

Roman numerals

Chemical elements

Conversion tables


The largest mammals of the world

Venues of the modern Olympic Games (the Summer Games)

Presidents and secretaries general of the African National Congress (ANC)

South African prime ministers, state presidents and presidents (since 1994)

British prime ministers

American presidents

Capital cities of the world

Capital cities of the United States

The seven wonders of the ancient world

Basic information about South Africa

The National Anthem of South Africa

Provinces of South Africa

Official languages of South Africa

Public holidays in South Africa

The South African monetary system

South African Nobel Prize winners

Geographical facts of the world

Supplementary material available for this title includes:

All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.

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