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Grammar 101 : from split infinitives to dangling participles, an essential guide to understanding grammar

Author: Kathleen Sears
Publisher: New York : Adams Media, May 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Adams Media hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Learn the rules of the English language with this easy and engaging style guide. Grammar is complicated. But many textbooks and style guides are often so long and tedious that even English teachers use them as a classroom doorstop. Grammar 101 is a fun, comprehensive guide focusing on the essentials of grammar. With simple explanations and entertaining examples, you can learn everything you need to know to employ  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Sears, Kathleen.
Grammar 101.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2017]
(DLC) 2017021890
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Sears
ISBN: 9781507203590 1507203594
OCLC Number: 985966421
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 288 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: 1. Spelling --
Plurals --
Spelling mnemonics --
Prefixes, suffixes, and root words --
Common spelling mistakes --
2. Punctuation --
End punctuation --
Quotation marks --
The apostrophe --
The comma --
3. Colons, semicolons, dashes, and more --
The hyphen, dash, and slash --
Parentheses --
Ellipsis points --
Italics and underlining --
4. Main parts of speech --
Noun --
Pronoun --
Adjective --
Verb --
Adverb --
Preposition --
Conjunction --
Interjection --
5. Pronouns --
First-, second-, and third-person pronouns --
Subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns --
Who and whom --
6. Additional parts of speech --
Participles --
Gerunds --
Infinitives --
Subjects and predicates --
Complements --
7. Tenses and forms --
Irregular verbs --
Moods --
Making comparisons --
Double negatives --
8. Clauses, and sentence structure --
Fundamental phrases --
Clauses --
Constructing sentences --
Subject-verb agreement --
9. Constructing coherent sentences --
Misplaced modifiers --
Parallelism --
Logical sentences --
Fragments --
Run-on sentences --
Transitional words and phrases --
10. Mistakes and misused phrases --
Clichés --
Repetition and wordiness --
Common grammatical mistakes --
Common writing errors --
Appendix : root words, prefixes, and suffixes.
Other Titles: Grammar one hundred one
Grammar one hundred and one
Responsibility: Kathleen Sears.

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