Everyday English: Book Two is a guidebook to mastering the English language, authored by Franklin Baker, an English professor at the Horace Mann School, and Ashley Thorndike, an English professor at Columbia University.
Everyday English is divided into two major sections. The first part is dedicated to an overview of English grammar, and includes chapters on the proper construction of sentences, the various parts of speech and their particular properties, inflections, syntax, and composition. Part two is an examination of composition, and emphasizes the oral usage of English. Baker and Thorndike present the reader with a series of exercises intended to strengthen one's understanding and skills of application. A series of appendixes conclude the work and are useful for the reader seeking to further pursue their studies.
Everyday English is a thoughtfully designed and well written textbook. The authors cover all of the most essential topics, and the latter half of the book dedicated to composition contains information not always found in language instructionals. The authors have a gift for clearly explaining sometimes complex principles, making this an eminently usable work.
Everyday English: Book Two is an expertly delivered textbook on the topic of common English. It is an accessible and detailed work, and one that should appeal to learners of various levels. If you are in the market for an English language guidebook, the work of Baker and Thorndike is worthy of your consideration.