A pocket guide to correct grammar

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Barron's Educational Series, Jul 1, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 175 pages
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Principles of good grammar & standard English usage with practical analysis of the parts of speech demonstrating correct sentence structure, spelling, punctuation & usage.

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Contents

The Word 1 The Noun
1
The Pronoun
6
The Verb
14
The Adjective and the Adverb
23
The Verbal
29
Prepositions and Conjunctions
32
Sentence Connectors
34
The Interjection
35
Emphasis Consistency and Appropriateness 22 Emphasis
105
Consistency
114
Variety
116
Terminal Punctuation
119
The Comma
121
Misuse of the Comma
128
The Semicolon
129
The Colon
130

The Sentence and Its Parts 9 The Subject and the Predicate
36
Sentence Errors 10 Sentence Fragments
56
The Comma Fault
59
Logic and Clarity 13 Agreement of Subject and Verb
61
Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent
70
Faulty Pronoun Reference
74
Case
79
Dangling Modifiers 64
84
Misplaced Modifiers
88
Spilt Constructions
93
Omission of Necessary Words
102
The Dash
131
The Apostrophe
132
Parentheses and Brackets
133
Italics
138
Avoiding Wordiness
140
Glossary of Words and Phrases Frequently Misused
143
Which Prepositions Go with Which Verbs?
156
Conjugations and Principal Parts
159
Index
167
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