Grammar for Grown-ups

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Random House, Sep 6, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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Agitated about apostrophes?
Struggling with spelling?
Dithering over dangling participles?
Stumped by the subjunctive?

Relax. Help is at hand...

For native English speakers who realise that there is more to good
English than meets the eye, but don’t know where to start; for parents
struggling to explain the finer details to their kids; and for English-
language students everywhere . . . this is the only book you need.

Grammar for Grown-Ups guides you through the perils, pitfalls and
problematic aspects of the English language, with fun test-yourself
sections all the way.

 

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Contents

Punctuation
37
semicolons apostrophcs quotation marks bracketsparentheses
81
Beyond the Basics
129
To America and Beyond
175
Reading and Writing
215
Answers
263
Acknowledgements
301
Copyright

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Katherine Fry and Rowena Kirton have both worked in publishing for more years than they care to think about. Katherine is a freelance editor mostly working for Random House, Rowena is a managing editorial director at Random House. They live in London.

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