A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.
Published by: Michael O' Mara Books | Publication date: 10/09/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 193 pages
If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/04/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
You are probably capable of communicating everything necessary in English, if you can handle punctuations. Punctuation marks show the reader how the works would sound if they were spoken: where the speaker would purse and take a breath. Punctuation marks connect ideas or disconnect them, compare them or contrast them. You will be able to create powerful sentences which clearly communicate even the most difficult of concept to your readers, if you have all the punctuation marks at your disposal.
Publication date: 04/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 93 pages
Expert linguist Grant Barrett gives you all the tools you need to improve your everyday communication—from perfecting your punctuation to polishing your speaking skills—with his accessible, go-to grammar guide. Language learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate. Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say—and the best way to say it.
- Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules
- Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully
- Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly
- Geek Out: Explore the tricky questions with Grant Barrett’s help
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 03/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 207 pages
English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 04/20/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 328 pages
As featured in The Times (18 Feb 2017)What does the book help you with?Most of us only vaguely remember what we were taught at school and are put off by long, tedious, dense and pedantic grammar manuals. This book is written in a concise, chatty and informal style.• A to Z format makes it easy to access and to find what you’re looking for. • Tells you in simple, plain language the difference between things that look similar (for example, alternate versus alternative, made of versus made from, its versus it’s).• Explains how to avoid going wrong with issues such as agreement between subjects and verbs or the choice of pronouns after prepositions. • Presents solutions to a host of common, everyday grammatical problems. • Gives guidance on appropriate usage where more than one way of saying something exists. • Distinguishes between spoken and written grammar where appropriate.• Also includes advice on vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation and style.The author: Professor Michael McCarthyInternationally renowned applied linguist, co-author of the 900-page Cambridge Grammar of English, author, co-author and editor of more than 50 books and 100 articles on the English language and the teaching of English, winner of an English-Speaking Union prize for one of his dictionaries, Mike McCarthy answers the awkward questions that regularly bother us all about English grammar.Professor McCarthy believes in describing present-day standard English as it really is, not how people think it is or how they think it should be. He has worked for the last 35 years with computerised corpora of everyday written and spoken English texts and is known especially for his work on the differences between the grammar of speaking and the grammar of writing. The example sentences he presents are clear, transparent illustrations of the grammatical conventions, based on his work with corpora and his extensive field-notes covering decades, gleaned from literature, correspondence, the media and ordinary conversation. He tells you what the traditional rules are as well as what people are writing or saying now, and gives reasons why you might choose one or the other. He is not afraid of change and sees the grammar of English as a living, evolving organism, which he demonstrates with occasional glances at grammars written in the distant and recent past. He respects the many accents, varieties and dialects of English but tells you what the educated standard forms are, so that you can speak and write confidently and appropriately. This is a book to browse and enjoy, as well as being a useful reference work to keep on your bookshelf.
Published by: Prolinguam Publishing | Publication date: 01/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 135 pages
What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This free OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world.
Published by: The Open University | Publication date: 09/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 48 pages
This friendly, colourful and easy-to-read study book explains everything KS2 students will need to know about Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling for the English SATS - and it’s fully up-to-date for 2018 and beyond. There are plenty of examples to demonstrate each point, with quick recap questions for every topic and exam-style tasks at the end of each section.
Published by: CGP Books | Publication date: 05/26/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. Thisdescriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 02/10/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 431 pages
Basic English for complete beginnersIf you are a beginner in your English studies, then this book is just right for you. It revises sentence structure, forming questions and negatives with the main auxiliary verbs and looks at many grammar points that beginners should know. There are grammar quizzes on vocabulary with simplified level one language. As a beginner it is important to revise before moving on to the next level. This book is ideal for students studying for the KET exam. It is also suitable for anyone who feels they lack the basics.
Publication date: 08/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 62 pages