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English Grammar For Dummies

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English Grammar For Dummies

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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.

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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About the Author-
  • 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.

Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting Down to Basics: The Parts of the Sentence 7

    Chapter 1: I Already Know How to Talk. Why Should I Study Grammar? 9

    Chapter 2: Verbs: The Heart of the Sentence 17

    Chapter 3: Relax! Understanding Verb Tense 29

    Chapter 4: Who's Doing What? How to Find the Subject 43

    Chapter 5: Having It All: The Complete Sentence 55

    Chapter 6: Handling Complements 73

    Part II: Avoiding Common Errors 83

    Chapter 7: Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs 85

    Chapter 8: Small Words, Big Trouble: Prepositions 101

    Chapter 9: Everyone Brought Their Homework: Pronoun Errors 109

    Chapter 10: Just Nod Your Head: About Agreement 121

    Part III: No Garage, but Plenty of Mechanics 135

    Chapter 11: Punctuation Law That Should Be Repealed: Apostrophes 137

    Chapter 12: Quotations: More Rules Than the Internal Revenue Service 151

    Chapter 13: The Pause That Refreshes: Commas 169

    Chapter 14: Useful Little Marks: Dashes, Hyphens, and Colons 185

    Chapter 15: CAPITAL LETTERS 195

    Chapter 16: New Media, New Grammar Rules 207

    Part IV: Polishing Without Wax — The Finer Points of Grammar 219

    Chapter 17: Pronouns and Their Cases 221

    Chapter 18: Fine-Tuning Verbs 235

    Chapter 19: Saying What You Want to Say: Descriptive Words and Phrases 253

    Chapter 20: Good, Better, Best: Comparisons 265

    Chapter 21: Parallels Without the Lines 281

    Part V: Rules Even Your Great-Aunt's Grammar Teacher Didn't Know 295

    Chapter 22: The Last Word on Verbs 297

    Chapter 23: The Last Word on Pronouns 309

    Chapter 24: The Last Word on Sentence Structure 323

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 343

    Chapter 25: Ten Ways Two to Improve Your Proofreading 345

    Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Learn Better Grammar 349

    Index 353

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