English Grammar For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 2, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
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The fun and easy way® to improve your grammar

Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating effectively with family and friends. English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the latest techniques for improving your efficiency with English grammar and punctuation.

  • Teaches the rules of verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; prepositions, propositions, and pronoun pronouncements; punctuation; possessives; and proofreading skills for all communication
  • Geraldine Woods is the author of English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, College Admission Essays For Dummies, Research Papers For Dummies, SAT I For Dummies, 6th Edition, AP English Literature For Dummies, and AP English Language For Dummies

For speakers and writers of all skill levels, English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides easy-to-follow, practical information for improving your command of English grammar.

  

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Not to say this was a bad book I just had something better I could use. The book did seem to go on a bit and the jokes from the author at times where a little grating (though some where ok). In the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Brosnahan - Goodreads

Well written, and made the subject interesting. They really should teach this stuff at school. I might have done better at English if I was taught the logic behind sentence construction. Read full review

Contents

Verbs The Heartofthe Sentence Linking Verbs The Giant Equal Sign
Relax Understanding Verb Tense
Grammatically correct sentence? Grammaticallycorrect sentence? 14
Whos Doing What? How toFind theSubject
Forming the Plural of Nouns
Complete Thoughts Complete Sentences
Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter
Useful Little Marks Dashes Hyphens and Colons
Colons
Text and Instant Messages
Handling Grammar onthe Internet Blogging for fun and sometimes profit
Polishing Without Wax The Finer Points of Grammar
Saying What You Want to Say Descriptive Words and Phrases
Good Better Best Comparisons
UsingWords ThatYou Cant Compare

PronounAntecedent Pairs
Just Nod Your Head About Agreement
Choosing VerbsforTwo Subjects The Question of Questions
Cant We All Just Get Along? Agreement withDifficult Subjects
Quotations More Rules Than the Internal Revenue Service
The Pause That Refreshes Commas
The Last Word on Verbs
The Last Word onPronouns
The Last Word on Sentence Structure
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways toLearn Better Grammar
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Geraldine Woods teaches English and directs the independent study program at a high school for gifted students. She has more than 35 years of teaching experience and is the author of more than 40 books, including English Grammar Workbook For Dummies.

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