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Basic English grammar for dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, [2015] ©2015
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get tricky and confusing. Whether you're writing or speaking, it's all too easy to fall prey to simple mistakes that will represent you in a less-than-desirable light--which can potentially cost you a job or put you in an embarrassing social situation. Avoiding complicated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Woods
ISBN: 9781119063476 1119063477 9781119063490 1119063493 9781119063483 1119063485
OCLC Number: 907103621
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Getting started with basic English grammar. Getting a grip on grammar ; Language in action --
Part II: The parts of speech. People to see, places to go, things to remember: recognizing nouns ; Practicing pronouns ; Doing and being words: verbs ; Describing with adjectives and adverbs ; Little things mean a lot: prepositions ; Joining and commenting: conjunctions and interjections --
Part III: Creating correct sentences. Making progress: verbs ending in -ing ; Revisiting the past: the perfect tenses ; Searching for subjects ; Adding meaning with complements ; Finishing the job: writing complete sentences --
Part IV: Punctuation and capitalization. Small punctuation mark, big trouble: apostrophes ; Pausing for a rest: commas ; Who said what: quotation marks ; Big or small? When to write capital letters --
Part V: Grammar in action. Writing with electronic media ; Presentation slides and bulleted lists ; Writing at school and on the job --
Part VI: Common errors. Spelling your way to perfection ; Tricky word traps ; Avoiding common mistakes --
Part VII: The part of tens. Ten easy ways to improve your writing skills ; Ten mistakes to avoid --
Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Geraldine Woods.

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The easy way to brush up on your English skills Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get  Read more...

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