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English grammar for dummies.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2010
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages) : illustrations.|
|Contents:||English Grammar For Dummies®, 2nd Edition; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: Getting Down to Basics: The Parts of the Sentence; Chapter 1: I Already Know How to Talk. Why Should I Study Grammar?; Deciding Which Grammar to Learn; Distinguishing between the Three Englishes; Using the Right English at the Right Time; Thumbing Your Way to Better Grammar; Relying on Computer Grammar Checkers Is Not Enough; What's Your Problem? Solutions to Your Grammar Gremlins; Chapter 2: Verbs: The Heart of the Sentence. Linking Verbs: The Giant Equal SignCompleting Linking Verb Sentences Correctly; Placing the Proper Pronoun in the Proper Place; Lights! Camera! Action Verb!; Getting by with a Little Help from My Verbs; Pop the Question: Locating the Verb; Forget To Be or Not To Be: Infinitives Aren't Verbs; Chapter 3: Relax! Understanding Verb Tense; Simplifying Matters: The Simple Tenses; Using the Tenses Correctly; Perfecting Verbs: The Perfect Tenses; Using Present Perfect Tense Correctly; Forming Present and Past Participles of Regular Verbs; Just to Make Things More Difficult: Irregular Verbs. Chapter 4: Who's Doing What? How to Find the SubjectWho's Driving the Truck? Why the Subject Is Important; Pop the Question: Locating the Subject- Verb Pairs; What's a Nice Subject Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Unusual Word Order; Find That Subject! Detecting You-Understood; Searching for the Subject in Questions; Don't Get Faked Out: Avoiding Fake Verbs and Subjects; Subjects Aren't Just a Singular Sensation: Forming the Plural of Nouns; Chapter 5: Having It All: The Complete Sentence; Completing Sentences: The Essential Subjects and Verbs; Complete Thoughts, Complete Sentences. Combining SentencesBoss and Employee: Joining Ideas of Unequal Ranks; Choosing subordinate conjunctions; Employing Pronouns to Combine Sentences; Steering Clear of Fragments; Oh, Mama, Could This Really Be the End? Understanding Endmarks; Chapter 6: Handling Complements; Springing into Action Verb Complements; Finishing the Equation: Subject Complements; Pop the Question: Locating the Complement; Pop the Question: Finding the Indirect Object; Pronouns as Objects and Subject Complements; Part II: Avoiding Common Errors; Chapter 7: Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs. Clarifying Meaning with DescriptionsAdding Adjectives; Stalking the Common Adverb; Choosing Between Adjectives and Adverbs; Avoiding Common Mistakes with Adjectives and Adverbs; Chapter 8: Small Words, Big Trouble: Prepositions; Proposing Relationships: Prepositions; The Objects of My Affection: Prepositional Phrases and Their Objects; Are You Talking to I? Prepositions and Pronouns; A Good Part of Speech to End a Sentence With?; Chapter 9: Everyone Brought Their Homework: Pronoun Errors; Pairing Pronouns with Nouns; Choosing between Singular and Plural Pronouns. Using Singular and Plural Possessive Pronouns.|
|Series Title:||--For dummies.|
|Responsibility:||by Geraldine Woods.|