Grammar: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Grammar: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

by Geraldine Woods


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118745014
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 499,740
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Geraldine Woods teaches English and directs anindependent study program for gifted students at the high schoollevel. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience and hashelped students prepare for the SAT for more than 30 years. She haswritten more than 50 books, including English Grammar ForDummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Questions 5

Chapter 1: Time Travel: Identifying the Verb and Choosing the Correct Tense 7

Chapter 2: Taking a Look at Irregular, Helping, and Descriptive Verb Forms 13

Chapter 3: One to Many: Forming Plurals of Nouns and Pronouns 23

Chapter 4: Identifying Subjects and Perfecting Subject-Verb Agreement 29

Chapter 5: Coming to a Clear Agreement: Pairing Pronouns and Antecedents 35

Chapter 6: Solving the Case (of Pronouns) 39

Chapter 7: Forming Complete Sentences 45

Chapter 8: Moving Beyond the Basics: Adding Descriptions 51

Chapter 9: Taking the Long View: Descriptive Phrases and Clauses 57

Chapter 10: For Better or Worse: Forming Correct Comparisons 63

Chapter 11: Avoiding Capital Punishment: Placing Capital Letters Properly 69

Chapter 12: Exercising Comma Sense: Placing Commas Correctly 75

Chapter 13: Little Things That Mean A Lot: Apostrophes and Quotation Marks 81

Chapter 14: Not Just for Railroad Tracks: Parallelism 89

Chapter 15: Slimming Down: Cutting Repetition and Wordiness 95

Chapter 16: Aiming for Style: Creating Interesting Sentences 101

Chapter 17: Spotlighting Verbs: Voice and Mood 109

Chapter 18: Dealing with Electronic Media 113

Chapter 19: Choosing Language to Suit Your Audience 121

Chapter 20: Tricky Word Traps 127

Chapter 21: Seeing Double: Confusing Word Pairs 133

Chapter 22: Steering Clear of Incorrect Expressions 139

Part II: The Answers 145

Chapter 23: Answers 147

Index 289

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