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English grammar for dummies /

by Woods, Geraldine.
Series: --For dummies: Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., Inc., c2010Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvi, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780470546642 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0470546646 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): English language -- Grammar | English language -- Grammar -- Problems, exercises, etc
Contents:
Introduction. -- Getting Down to Basics: The Parts of the Sentence. -- I Already Know How to Talk. Why Should I Study Grammar? -- Verbs: The Heart of the Sentence. -- Relax! Understanding Verb Tense. -- Who's Doing What? How to Find the Subject. -- Having It All: The Complete Sentence. -- Handling Complements. -- Avoiding Common Errors. -- Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs. -- Small Words, Big Trouble: Prepositions. -- Everyone Brought Their Homework: Pronoun Errors. -- Just Nod Your Head: About Agreement. -- No Garage, but Plenty of Mechanics. -- Punctuation Law That Should Be Repealed: Apostrophes. -- Quotations: More Rules Than the Internal Revenue Service. -- The Pause That Refreshes: Commas. -- Useful Little Marks: Dashes, Hyphens, and Colons. -- CAPITAL LETTERS. -- New Media, New Grammar Rules. -- Polishing Without Wax -- The Finer Points of Grammar. -- Pronouns and Their Cases. -- Fine-Tuning Verbs. -- Saying What You Want to Say: Descriptive Words and Phrases. -- Good, Better, Best: Comparisons. -- Parallels Without the Lines. -- Rules Even Your Great-Aunt's Grammar Teacher Didn't Know. -- The Last Word on Verbs. -- The Last Word on Pronouns. -- The Last Word on Sentence Structure. -- The Part of Tens. -- Ten Ways Two to Improve Your Proofreading. -- Ten Ways to Learn Better Grammar.
Summary: Provides information on grammatical rules and how to use them, discussing verbs and verb tenses, subjects, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, interjections, articles, pronouns, and punctuation.
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BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab PE1112.3 .W66 2010 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Includes index.

Provides information on grammatical rules and how to use them, discussing verbs and verb tenses, subjects, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, interjections, articles, pronouns, and punctuation.

Introduction. -- Getting Down to Basics: The Parts of the Sentence. -- I Already Know How to Talk. Why Should I Study Grammar? -- Verbs: The Heart of the Sentence. -- Relax! Understanding Verb Tense. -- Who's Doing What? How to Find the Subject. -- Having It All: The Complete Sentence. -- Handling Complements. -- Avoiding Common Errors. -- Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs. -- Small Words, Big Trouble: Prepositions. -- Everyone Brought Their Homework: Pronoun Errors. -- Just Nod Your Head: About Agreement. -- No Garage, but Plenty of Mechanics. -- Punctuation Law That Should Be Repealed: Apostrophes. -- Quotations: More Rules Than the Internal Revenue Service. -- The Pause That Refreshes: Commas. -- Useful Little Marks: Dashes, Hyphens, and Colons. -- CAPITAL LETTERS. -- New Media, New Grammar Rules. -- Polishing Without Wax -- The Finer Points of Grammar. -- Pronouns and Their Cases. -- Fine-Tuning Verbs. -- Saying What You Want to Say: Descriptive Words and Phrases. -- Good, Better, Best: Comparisons. -- Parallels Without the Lines. -- Rules Even Your Great-Aunt's Grammar Teacher Didn't Know. -- The Last Word on Verbs. -- The Last Word on Pronouns. -- The Last Word on Sentence Structure. -- The Part of Tens. -- Ten Ways Two to Improve Your Proofreading. -- Ten Ways to Learn Better Grammar.

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