English Grammar Workbook For Dummies (UK Edition)

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies (UK Edition)

By: Geraldine Woods (author), Nuala O'Sullivan (author)Paperback

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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost

About Author

Nuala O'Sullivan is an English teacher. Geraldine Woods is the co-author of the bestselling English Grammar For Dummies, UK Edition

Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Laying the Foundations: Grammar Basics 7 Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place 9 Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly 23 Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns 35 Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences 49 Part II: Mastering Mechanics 65 Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense 67 Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention 83 Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes 93 Chapter 8: Let Me Speak! Quotation Marks 105 Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters 117 Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use 129 Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) 131 Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence 145 Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb Tense Situations 161 Chapter 13: Getting Your Verbs in the Right Mood 173 Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons 183 Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives, Adverbs and Articles 185 Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly 197 Chapter 16: Forming Comparisons: For Better or Worse 213 Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons 225 Part V: Writing with Style 237 Chapter 18: Practising Parallel Structure 239 Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences 253 Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps 267 Part VI: The Part of Tens 279 Chapter 21: Ten Overcorrections 281 Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Costs 285 Appendix: Your Final Challenge 289 Index 305

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470688304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780470688304
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 0470688300
  • edition: UK Edition

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