This new edition of "Chinese: An Essential Gramma"r is an up-to-date and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar. Refreshingly jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. This Grammar aims to serve as a reference source for the learner and user of Chinese, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections. It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Features include: * A new chapter on paragraph development * Chinese characters, as well as the pinyin romanization, alongside all examples * Literal and colloquial translations in English to illustrate language points * detailed contents list and index for easy access to information * A glossary of grammatical termsPo-Ching, Yip is the author of 'Chinese An Essential Grammar', published 2006 under ISBN 9780415372619 and ISBN 0415372615.