Pocket Book of English Grammar for Engineers and Scientists / Edition 1

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Pocket Book of English Grammar for Engineers and Scientists is geared specifically to the needs of engineering and science practitioners and students, although it is also appropriate for anyone doing technical or business writing. The book is unique among grammar manuals not only because of its straightforward, simplified organizational structure, but also because of its use of innovative tools and examples.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073529462
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/18/2005
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Engineering BEST Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Importance of grammar
1.2 Parts of speech
1.3 Grammar and English as a second language
1.4 Sentence structure

2 Nouns
2.1 Definition and functions
2.2 Number
2.3 Type
2.4 Case
2.5 Gender
2.6 Offensive nouns
2.7 Appositives
2.8 Noun clauses

3 Pronouns
3.1 Definition and functions
3.2 Types of pronouns

4 Adjectives
4.1 Definition and functions
4.2 Classes of adjectives
4.3 Articles and other determiners
4.4 Adjectival clauses
4.5 Levels of comparison for adjectives

5 Verbs
5.1 Definition and function
5.2 Tense
5.3 Person and number
5.4 Irregular verbs
5.5 Form and voice
5.6 Mood

6 Adverbs
6.1 Adverbials
6.2 Levels of comparison for adverbs
6.3 Compound and absolute verbs
6.4 Placement of adverbs
6.5 Transitional phrases and adverbial conjuctions

7 Prepositions
7.1 Uses of prepositional phrases
7.2 Prepositions as a part of two-word verbs

8 Conjunctions
8.1 Coordinating conjunctions
8.2 Correlative conjunctions
8.3 Subordinating conjunctions
8.4 Adverbial conjunctions

9 Interjections

10 Punctuation
10.1 Apostrophe
10.2 Brackets
10.3 Colon
10.4 Comma
10.5 Dash
10.6 Ellipsis
10.7 Exclamation point
10.8 Hyphen
10.9 Parentheses
10.10 Period
10.11 Question mark
10.12 Quotation marks
10.13 Semicolon
10.14 Slash

11 Final Thoughts

12 Glossary
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