English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

by Nuala O'Sullivan, Geraldine Woods

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470664544
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/07/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,153,493
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Nuala O'Sullivan is an English teacher. Geraldine Woods is the co-author of the bestselling English Grammar For Dummies, UK Edition

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Laying the Foundations: Grammar Basics.

Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place.

Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly.

Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns.

Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences.

Part II: Mastering Mechanics.

Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense.

Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention.

Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes.

Chapter 8: ‘Let Me Speak!’ Quotation Marks.

Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters.

Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use.

Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns).

Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence.

Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb Tense Situations.

Chapter 13: Getting Your Verbs in the Right Mood.

Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons.

Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives, Adverbs and Articles.

Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly.

Chapter 16: Forming Comparisons: For Better or Worse.

Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons.

Part V: Writing with Style.

Chapter 18: Practising Parallel Structure.

Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences.

Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Overcorrections.

Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Costs.

Appendix: Your Final Challenge.

Index.

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