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Easy English Grammar Step-by-Step

Easy English Grammar Step-by-Step

by Phyllis Dutwin


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Easy English Grammar Step-by-Step is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. You won't find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to improving your grammar, with important concepts linked together by clearexplanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers.

The first steps introduce you to the fundamentals of correct grammar, allowing you to identify common mistakes almost immediately. Gradually, a series of interconnected steps takes you from simple to more challenging concepts at your own pace, with a variety of increasingly difficult exercises to practice what you've learned. After working through these exercises, you’ll have a better grasp of the subject along with the knowledge and skills you need to master grammar with confidence.

Easy English Grammar Step-by-Step features:

  • A unique building-block approach to mastering grammar
  • Down-to-earth explanations of important concepts
  • Helpful notes to avoid common missteps
  • Exercises to help test what you’ve learned and measure progress

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071770248
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Series: Easy Step-by-Step Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 560,017
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Dutwin has created reading, writing, and ESL programs for more than thirty years. She is an innovator in the development of materials geared specifically for adults to improve their reading and language skills.

Table of Contents

1. Always Right: The Complete Sentence
Choose Standard English
How Can You Recognize a Standard English Sentence?
Introducing Linking Verbs
Where Did I Go Wrong?
Building Complex Sentences
2. More About Subjects, Action Verbs, and Linking Verbs
Subject and Verb Agreements
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Using Linking Verbs
3. Descriptive Words
In the Know About Adjectives
Adjectives and Where to Put Them
Using Adjectives Correctly
4. More About Descriptive Words and Phrases
Adverbs and How to Use Them
When to Use an Adverb
Common Adjective/Adverb Confusions
5. Verbs Tell Time Perfectly
The Use of Tenses
Participles—What Now?
Tenses of to Be
Using Verbs in the Past, Present, and Future
6. Pronouns
Common Pronouns
Why Use Pronouns?
Using Pronouns Correctly
7. Punctuation
Types of Punctuation
Using Punctuation Correctly
8. Punctuation, Continued
More Types of Punctuation
Using Punctuation Correctly
9. Capitalization
Rules for Capitalization
More Rules!
10. Using Words Correctly
Common Errors
Avoiding Errors
Commonly Confused Words
11. Spelling
Spelling Guidelines
Steps to Strengthen Your Spelling
12. Writing Better Sentences
Keys to Stronger Writing
Steps to Improve Your Writing
Appendix A: 100 Most Often Mispelled Misspelled Words in English
Appendix B: Common Homophones
Answer Key

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