Schaum's Outline of English Grammar / Edition 2

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English Grammar, Third Edition, now has new practice sections with drills to help students grasp tricky grammatical structures. An introductory glossary defines all the most important grammatical elements and concepts. Exercises demonstrate and demystify every grammatical topic and reinforce students' skills. A complete answer key for all problems and exercises makes this outline a must for students of every discipline. Includes:

  • New practice sections with drills help students grasp tricky grammatical structures
  • Introductory glossary defines all the most important grammatical elements and concepts
  • Many exercises demonstrating every grammatical topic reinforce students' skills
  • Updated and clarified explanations of parts of speech and usage
  • Complete answer key for all problems and exercises

Schaum's Outlines include basic theory, definitions, and hundreds of sample problems solved in step-by-step detail and supplementary problems with answers. Schaum's Outlines have been favorably received and widely adopted by numberous colleges and technical schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070194847
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 143
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.91 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Glossary of Grammatical Terms ix
Chapter 1 Principal Elements of the Sentence 1
Verb 1
Subject 1
Direct Object 2
Complement 2
Indirect Object 7
Modifiers 8
Multiple-word Modifiers 9
Clauses 16
Phrases 17
Chapter 2 Nouns and Articles 19
Nouns 19
Noun Functions 21
Types of Nouns 28
Plural Forms of Nouns 31
Possessive Forms of Nouns 32
Collective Nouns 33
Noun Clauses 35
Articles 36
Definite Article
Omission of the Definite Article
Indefinite Article
Choosing Between a and an
Chapter 3 Verbs and Verbals 38
Verbs 38
Predicate 39
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs 40
Copulative (Linking) Verbs 41
Auxiliary Verbs 42
Shall and Will
Should and Would
Mood 44
Uses of the Subjunctive Mood
Voice 48
Number 48
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Compound Subjects and Their Verbs
Collective Nouns and Their Verbs
Person 54
Tense 54
Principal Parts of the Verb
Selection of Tense
Agreement of Tenses
Present Tense for Ideas True for All Time
Consistency of Verbs 62
Consistency of Voice
Consistency of Person
Consistency of Tense
Consistency of Mood
Verbals 64
Infinitive 64
Infinitive Phrases
Tenses of the Infinitive
Split Infinitives
Participle 69
Tenses of the Participle
Gerund 71
Verbals Used as Modifiers 73
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 73
Dangling Participles
Misplaced Participles
Dangling Infinitives
Auxiliary Verbs and Infinitives in Compound Constructions 75
Auxiliary Verbs
Parallel Structure and Verb Forms 77
Chapter 4 Pronouns 79
Types of Pronouns 82
Personal and Impersonal Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Intensive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun Agreement 93
Plural and Singular Antecedents
Antecedents Joined by And, Or, or Nor
Collective Nouns
Singular Pronouns as Antecedents
Pronouns in the Subjective Case 97
Pronouns in the Objective Case 98
Pronouns as Objects of Verbals
Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions
Pronouns in the Possessive Case 100
Pronouns as Appositives 100
Chapter 5 Adjectives 102
Types of Adjectives 102
Limiting Adjectives
Predicate Adjectives
Position of Adjectives 105
Comparison of Adjectives 106
Adjective Phrases 107
Adjective Clauses 107
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses
That and Which with Adjective Clauses
Nouns Used as Adjectives 110
Adjectives Used as Nouns
Participles as Adjectives 111
Dangling Participles
Infinitives as Adjectives 113
Chapter 6 Adverbs 115
Recognizing Adverbs 116
Adverbs Ending in -ly
Recognizing Adverbs by Their Functions
Distinguishing Adverbs from Adjectives 119
Comparison of Adverbs 120
Nouns and Phrases Used as Adverbs 121
Adverbial Clauses 122
Conjunctive Adverbs 124
Intensifiers 125
Infinitives as Adverbs 126
Chapter 7 Prepositions and Conjunctions 128
Prepositions 128
Commonly Used Prepositions
Object of Preposition
Differentiating Prepositions from Other Parts of Speech
Prepositional Phrases as Modifiers
Conjunctions 135
Answers 137
Index 151
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