Essentials of English Grammar: The Quick Guide to Good English

Essentials of English Grammar: The Quick Guide to Good English

by L. Sue Baugh

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Clear, concise, and packed with lively examples, Essentials of English Grammar, Third Edition, fills you in on general usage rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, word division, spelling, commonly confused words, and much more. It also includes style guidelines with tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

A quick reference for people with the occasional question and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, this edition of the perennial bestseller features a new glossary of grammar terms, updated coverage of stylistic conventions, and new examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071457088
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/24/2005
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 506,205
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

L. Sue Baugh is the bestselling author of numerous books on grammar usage and writing.

Table of Contents

Part I Essentials of Grammar; 1: Parts of Speech; 2: Punctuation and Punctuation Style; 3: Sentences and Sentence Patterns; 4: Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Numbers; 5: Spelling and Word Division; Part II Style Considerations; 6: Sentences; 7: Brevity; 8: Clarity; 9: Accuracy; 10: Gender-Inclusive Language; Appendix A: Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs; Appendix B: Verb-Preposition Combinations; Appendix C: Frequently Confused Words; Appendix D: Frequently Misspelled Words; Glossary; Index

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