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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition

Nuala O'Sullivan, Geraldine Woods

ISBN: 978-0-470-66454-4

Apr 2010

328 pages

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$18.99

Description

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. 

 

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:

Part I: Laying the Groundwork: 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: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood?

Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons   
Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly
Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons           
Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons        

Part V: Writing with Style  
Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance               
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 Over-corrections
Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost

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Introduction 1

Part I: Laying the Foundations: Grammar Basics 7

Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place 9

Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly 23

Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns 35

Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences 49

Part II: Mastering Mechanics 65

Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense 67

Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention 83

Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes 93

Chapter 8: ‘Let Me Speak!’ Quotation Marks 105

Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters 117

Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use 129

Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) 131

Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence 145

Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb Tense Situations 161

Chapter 13: Getting Your Verbs in the Right Mood 173

Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons 183

Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives, Adverbs and Articles 185

Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly 197

Chapter 16: Forming Comparisons: For Better or Worse 213

Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons 225

Part V: Writing with Style 237

Chapter 18: Practising Parallel Structure 239

Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences 253

Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps 267

Part VI: The Part of Tens 279

Chapter 21: Ten Overcorrections 281

Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Costs 285

Appendix: Your Final Challenge 289

Index 305