Grammar Essentials For Dummies

Grammar Essentials For Dummies

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by Geraldine Woods
     
 

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Your concise and fun guide to mastering good grammar

Need to brush up on your grammar pronto? This easy-to-use guide teaches you all the tricks of the grammar trade to help you communicate accurately and effectively. From making peace between subjectsand verbs to using commas and apostrophes correctly, you'll improve your writing and English skills in no

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Your concise and fun guide to mastering good grammar

Need to brush up on your grammar pronto? This easy-to-use guide teaches you all the tricks of the grammar trade to help you communicate accurately and effectively. From making peace between subjectsand verbs to using commas and apostrophes correctly, you'll improve your writing and English skills in no time!

  • Grasp grammar nitty-gritty — understand what grammar is and how to put it to work in the real world
  • Start with your subjects — identify subjects, make subjects and verbs agree, and work with difficult subjects
  • Prepare for pronouns — pair them with nouns, choose between singular and plural pronouns, and master the use of possessive pronouns
  • Construct a complete sentence — steer clear of fragments and run-ons, join ideas, and watch out for danglers
  • Understand adjectives and adverbs — find them, place them, choose between them, and avoid common mistakes
  • Improve your writing — identify your audience, add meaning with strong verbs, and spice upboring sentences

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of vital grammar rules
  • Examples of correct and incorrect usage
  • Strategies for solving grammatical dilemmas
  • Punctuation principles
  • The basics of capital letters
  • How to choose the right words (such as whose vs. who's)
  • Tips for tackling troublemakers such as double negatives and indirect objects
  • Ten ways to learn better grammar

Learn to:

  • Exactly what you need to know to grasp grammar
  • The must-know parts of speech
  • What material often appears on college admissions tests

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470618370
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
255,970
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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