The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118785560
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Education

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: Bare Bones Training & Consulting Company
ISBN: 0966722183
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A user-friendly reference guide plus workbook containing the most important rules of English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and writing numbers that people need every day. Full of helpful, real-world examples, exercises, tests, and answers. Perfect for business professionals, professors, teachers, students, and home schooling families, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is used in hundreds of universities, high schools, middle schools and corporations through the United States as well as in developing nations. Take an online quiz, get editing help, order the book, join the Q&A club, read Jane Straus's articles, or register for her monthly newsletter.

An Introduction to English Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317518594
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to English Grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar. The first part of the book (‘The Grammar’) provides a step-by-step introduction to the key topics in English grammar. The second part (‘The Applications’) shows how a grasp of these topics can be helpful in resolving usage problems, in developing a clear writing style, and in mastering punctuation and spelling. A whole chapter, ‘English in Use’, is devoted to illustrating the grammatical features of a wide range of modern text types, including emails, Facebook pages, and ‘tweets’. It also looks at the special grammatical features of English in everyday conversation. Each chapter is followed by two sets of exercises. The first set can be used in self-study or in the classroom. The second set deals with more advanced topics, and can be used for classroom discussion or essay writing. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated and includes: clearer descriptions and improved presentation new material on word structure and word formation new exercises, examples and extracts updated further reading Assuming no prior knowledge of English grammar, this book is ideal for beginning students on a one-semester course and provides everything a student needs on the theory and practice of English usage. A comprehensive Glossary of grammatical terms is included and a website provides invaluable additional exercises.

A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me

Author: C. Edward Good
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 1892123231
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need

Author: Susan Thurman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440519260
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

Get a Grip on Your Grammar

Author: Kris Spisak
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781632659125
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Reference

Just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before we write. Most of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text, and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge. Get a Grip on Your Grammar is a grammar book for those who hate grammar books, a writing resource filled with quick answers and a playful style—not endless, indecipherable grammar jargon. Get a Grip on Your Grammar is The Elements of Style for the Twitter generation. Designed for student, business, and creative-writing audiences alike, its easily digestible, occasionally witty writing tips will finally teach you: The differences between “lay” and “lie.” The proper usage of “affect” and “effect.” Where to put punctuation around quotation marks. The meaning of “e.g.” versus “i.e.” The perils of overusing the word “suddenly.” That apostrophes should not be thrown about like confetti. And 243 more great tips. Writers owe it to themselves and to everyone who sees their written words to get it right. With Get a Grip on Your Grammar, they finally can (not “may”).

The Only Grammar Style Workbook You ll Ever Need

Author: Susan Thurman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440533303
Release Date: 2012-06-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyone wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically accurate, but getting to that point is not always easy. If you've ever had difficulty finding the right phrase to complete a simple sentence or have struggled to put a complicated thought into words, The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You'll Ever Need is for you. In this book, grammar savant Susan Thurman guides you through the complexities of spelling, usage, and style in the English language. Her comprehensive drills show you how to: Find the right words Identify the parts of speech Recognize elements of a good sentence Avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes Write clearly and directly With more than 150 exercises and in-depth lessons, this workbook will quickly become your go-to resource for all your writing needs.

Basic English Grammar For Dummies UK

Author: Geraldine Woods
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119071150
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Essential College English

Author: Norwood Selby
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321038088
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Genre: English language

Selby's Essential College English is an excellent grammar workbook that provides a complete, clear treatment of the rules of grammar and punctuation. Incorporating a friendly and engaging tone throughout, the author's focus on the traditional principles of basic, sentence-level grammar and usage. Each chapter begins with a practice "Find the Error" activity, progresses to lessons and numerous exercises to reinforce each lesson, and concludes with further Review and Editing Tests to help readers retain what they have learned in each chapter. With journal and writing assignments at the end of each chapter, the book places greater emphasis on writing and the writing process. The book also includes checklists, boxed grammar rules, writer's tips, coverage of spelling practice and stylistic elements.

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047346
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Get some good grammar practice-and start speaking and writing well Good grammar is important, whether you want to advance your career, boost your GPA, or increase your SAT or ACT score. Practice is the key to improving your grammar skills, and that's what this workbook is all about. Honing speaking and writing skills through continued practice translates into everyday situations, such as writing papers, giving presentations, and communicating effectively in the workplace or classroom. In English Grammar Workbook For Dummies you'll find hundreds of fun problems to help build your grammar muscles. Just turn to a topic you need help with-from punctuation and pronouns to possessives and parallel structure-and get out your pencil. With just a little practice every day, you'll be speaking correctly, writing confidently, and getting the recognition you deserve at work or at school. Hundreds of practice exercises and helpful explanations Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocols Focused, modular content presented in step-by-step lessons English Grammar Workbook For Dummies will empower you to structure sentences correctly, make subject and verbs agree, and use tricky punctuation marks such as commas, semicolons, and apostrophes without fear.

The Elements of F cking Style

Author: Chris Baker
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429940212
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring. Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks--it's enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower and into the gutter, injecting a dull subject with a much-needed dose of color. This book addresses everything from common questions ("What the hell is a pronoun?") to philosophical conundrums ("Does not using paragraphs or periods make my thesis read like it was written by a mental patient?"). Other valuable sections include: •All I've got in this world are my sentences and my balls, and I don't break 'em for nobody •A colon is more than an organ that gets cancer •Words your bound to f*ck up One glance at your friend's blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much f*cking fun.

Oxford A Z of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: John Seely
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199669189
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

Merriam Webster s Guide to Punctuation and Style

Author: Merriam-Webster
Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market
ISBN: 0877799210
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"New edition! Quick answers to questions about pronunciation, capitalization, plurals, and quotations. A guide to copyediting and proofreading. Special sections of word usage and grammar. Instructions for preparing notes and bibliographies."\\\\\