English Grammar Workbook for Dummies (For Dummies)

English Grammar Workbook for Dummies (For Dummies)

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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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
ISBN: 9780470688304
9780470664544
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Additional Contributors: O'Sullivan, Nuala

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