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The little green grammar book

Author: Mark Tredinnick
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : UNSW Press, 2008.
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What really goes on inside a sentence? What is your subject, where is your verb, what is its tense, where is your modifier, and why does it matter? Where do you need a comma, and where do you not? Why are dashes and semicolons so misunderstood? When is it 'which' and when is it 'that'? In The Little Green Grammar Book, Mark Tredinnick asks and answers the tough grammar questions, big and small, with the same verve  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Tredinnick
ISBN: 9780868409191 0868409197
OCLC Number: 271852485
Description: 255 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: PROLOGUE --
THE RULES FOR PARADISE: What grammar is and why you need it and how you master it --
PART ONE --
A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENTENCE: Sentence grammar, parts of speech, phrases, clauses and sentence types --
PART TWO --
EVERYDAY MAETAMORPHOSES: Verbs, nouns and pronouns, and how they change shape; and a bit more about determiners --
PART THREE --
KEEPING THE PIECES APART: The uses of punctuation --
PART FOUR --
TWENTY-ONE GRAMMAR GAFFES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM: Common grammar problems and their solutions --
EPILOGUE --
LEARN THE RULES; FORGET THE RULES --
References --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Mark Tredinnick.

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What really goes on inside a sentence? What is your subject, and where is your verb, and what is its tense, and where is your modifier, and why does it matter? Where do you need a comma, and where do  Read more...

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