My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English (I Used to Know That ...)
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
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
‘Let’s eat Grandma’ OR ‘Let’s eat, Grandma’?This fun yet informative book offers bite-sized tips and advice on everything you need to know about grammar – including common misspellings, how to use punctuation correctly, applying the right tense – and will turn you from a logophobe to a grammarphile in no time!
Published by: Summersdale Publishers Ltd | Publication date: 11/02/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 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, 240 pages
Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation is an accessible guide to English grammar and punctuation.With clear, concise explanations on everything from adverbs to word order, and from apostrophes to semicolons, this book is indispensable for understanding correct usage.Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation is a uniquely helpful guide to all areas of English grammar and punctuation, providing clear guidance through the intricacies of the English language.Each grammatical and punctuation point is clearly described in a user-friendly format that combines explanations with examples from modern English.
Published by: Collins | Publication date: 09/25/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 323 pages
New, revised edition now available entitled Grammar and Usage: Your Questions Answered• As featured in The Times (18 Feb 2017)• 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 over 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. 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, 130 pages
Quickly discover the many uses of the English tenses. How do English speakers use two tenses to mean the same thing? Why do the rules not always apply?If we can say “I cooked dinner” and “I have cooked dinner” in exactly the same situation, how do you choose? And when is it okay to say “I’m loving it”? This comprehensive guide to the usage patterns of all 12 aspects of the English language covers all the rules and grammatical forms. The English Tenses: Practical Grammar Guide is ideal as either an accompaniment to core texts or as a full self-study guide. It introduces the reader to flexible uses of the English tenses, with simple, easy-to-follow explanations, colourful examples and enlightening comparisons.Take a look inside now to see how this book can help on your journey to mastering English grammar.
Published by: English Lessons Brighton | Publication date: 07/07/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 142 pages
KS2 English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Study Book (for tests in 2018 and beyond) (CGP KS2 English SATs)
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 the new curriculum for 2014 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. For extra practice, CGP SAT Buster workbooks are available for Grammar (9781847629074), Punctuation (9781841461755) and Spelling (9781841461779).
Published by: CGP Books | Publication date: 01/03/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages
Get good guidance on using English well English is a hard language to get right. It's all too easy to make simple mistakes, whether writing or speaking—which can land you in embarrassing social situations or even cost you a job. Luckily, Basic English Grammar For Dummies UK Edition is here to help you get to grips with English. Without the complexity of formal grammar and through plenty of examples and brief exercises, it gets you up and running on common spelling errors, how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and find the right tone and style for any situation, whether you're talking on the phone or writing a letter, email, or text. Is it good or well? There, their or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English grammar, but for the rest of us it can become tricky and confusing. Easy to understand and free of jargon, this friendly and accessible guide sticks to the basics and makes it easy to build your English grammar skills. In no time, you'll leave the ‘me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly.
- Includes quizzes and self-tests
- Provides guidance on composing letters, emails, and texts
- Uses easy vocabulary to make the content accessible to all
- Serves as a great guidebook to English grammar for overseas learners
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 09/24/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 348 pages