A pocket guide to correct English
Updated for home, classroom, or office, this expanded new edition provides quick-reference aid for correct English usage. It covers the rules of sentence structure and punctuation, and gives readers a wealth of useful advice on essay and letter writing. Book jacket.
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abbreviation action adjective clause adverb adverbial clauses allegory ANIMAL FARM apostrophe Avoid BARRON'S Blank Blankton boys chapters character Check college application colloquial comma compound consonant contrast dashes describe dinner direct object dying e.g. Jack built especially essay expresses fairly hardy plant finite verb formal writing GATSBY gerund give group of words guilty GULLIVER'S TRAVELS hyphen I/we iambic pentameter ideas imaginative intransitive verb italicized KING LEAR larva letter line of verse logical sequence main clause meaning metaphors misspell MOBY DICK n)either n)or notes noun clause noun or pronoun Nouns ending Omit overused paragraph parentheses passage past tense person or thing phrases or clauses plural POCKET GUIDE poem preceding prefix preposition present tense punctuation quotation marks reference Right simile singular slang sound speech spelling story stressed subordinate clauses suffix syllable topic usually verb-form vowel followed Words ending words spoken Wrong