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
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
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
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, 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 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. 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, 130 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
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
The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 01/16/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 462 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
Want to know how to write better in English?How do you make your message clear and easy to understand? How do you vary your sentences and vocabulary to keep readers engaged? How do you use advanced language without being confusing?The answers to these questions and more can be found in Advanced Writing Skills for Students of English. Through discussing a wide range of topics, Phil Williams presents a series of tips for better writing with a focus on analysing the grammatical rules and reasoning behind each. This guide also looks, in brief, at the considerations required for specific areas of writing.Writing is a skill that takes time and personal practice to master, and Phil Williams’ latest language guide is a simply-presented aide to start you on that journey today.
Published by: English Lessons Brighton | Publication date: 06/05/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 201 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