The Elements of Grammar in 90 Minutes

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An eminent scholar explains the essentials of English grammar to those who never studied the basics as well as those who need a refresher course. Inspired by Strunk & White's classic The Elements of Style, this user-friendly guide focuses exclusively on grammar, explaining the individual parts of speech and their proper arrangement in sentence form. A modest investment of 90 minutes can provide readers of all ages with simple but important tools that will improve their ...
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Overview


An eminent scholar explains the essentials of English grammar to those who never studied the basics as well as those who need a refresher course. Inspired by Strunk & White's classic The Elements of Style, this user-friendly guide focuses exclusively on grammar, explaining the individual parts of speech and their proper arrangement in sentence form. A modest investment of 90 minutes can provide readers of all ages with simple but important tools that will improve their communication skills.
Dover (2011) original publication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486481142
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 926,842
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Reason for This Book 1

Introduction: About Grammar 7

Part I The Parts of Speech 11

Nouns and Pronouns 12

Verbs 15

Adjectives (and Articles) 20

Adverbs 23

Conjunctions 24

Prepositions 27

Interjections 28

Verbals 29

Part II The Sentence 34

Subject, Object, and Predicate 35

Clauses and Phrases 37

Kinds of Sentences 37

Part III Some Practical Considerations Bridging Grammar and Usage 40

Agreement (person, number, case, and gender) 41

Split Infinitives 51

The Subjunctive Mood 55

Levels of Discourse: 58

1 who or whom? 62

2 like or as? 65

3 between or among? 66

4 due to or because of? 67

5 which or that? 69

6 Dangling prepositions 71

7 Nouns used as adjectives 72

Part IV Analyzing Sentences 75

A Paragraph from the Wild 75

Diagramming Sentences 83

Index of Terms 84

Appendix 87

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