English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods


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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies by Geraldine Woods

Get some good grammar practice-and start speaking and writingwell

Good grammar is important, whether you want to advance yourcareer, boost your GPA, or increase your SAT or ACT score. Practiceis the key to improving your grammar skills, and that's what thisworkbook is all about. Honing speaking and writing skills throughcontinued practice translates into everyday situations, such aswriting papers, giving presentations, and communicating effectivelyin the workplace or classroom.

In English Grammar Workbook For Dummies you'll findhundreds of fun problems to help build your grammar muscles. Justturn to a topic you need help with-from punctuation and pronouns topossessives and parallel structure-and get out your pencil. Withjust a little practice every day, you'll be speaking correctly,writing confidently, and getting the recognition you deserve atwork or at school.

  • Hundreds of practice exercises and helpful explanations
  • Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroomprotocols
  • Focused, modular content presented in step-by-step lessons

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies will empower you tostructure sentences correctly, make subject and verbs agree, anduse tricky punctuation marks such as commas, semicolons, andapostrophes without fear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470930700
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 247,341
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Geraldine Woods is a high school English teacher and author of more than 40 books.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Building a Firm Foundation: Grammar Basics 5

Chapter 1: Finding the Right Verb at the Right Time 7

Chapter 2: Got a Match? Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly23

Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? Pronoun Basics 39

Chapter 4: Having It All: Writing Complete Sentences 53

Part II: Mastering Mechanics 71

Chapter 5: Pausing to Consider the Comma 73

Chapter 6: A Hook That Can Catch You: Apostrophes 87

Chapter 7: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks 97

Chapter 8: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters 107

Part III: Applying Proper Grammar in Tricky Situations117

Chapter 9: Choosing the Best Pronoun: Case, Number, and Clarity119

Chapter 10: Tensing Up: Choosing the Right Verb for TrickySentences 143

Chapter 11: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? 157

Chapter 12: Writing for Electronic Media 165

Part IV: Upping the Interest: Describing and Comparing175

Chapter 13: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs 177

Chapter 14: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly187

Chapter 15: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons 201

Part V: Improving Your Writing Style 219

Chapter 16: Staying on Track: Parallel Writing 221

Chapter 17: The Writing Diet: Adding Spice and Cutting Fat fromYour Sentences 237

Chapter 18: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps 247

Part VI: The Part of Tens 259

Chapter 19: Ten Overcorrections 261

Chapter 20: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Costs 265

Appendix: Grabbing Grammar Goofs 269

Index 299

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great way to help students of high school age, to brush up on the Grammar. It also shows them what areas they may need help or review on. It was worth the money to see my students do better in their writing because they knew how to spot their errors better.
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great book