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
The Easiest-to-Use, Most Up-to-Date Grammar Workbook for Improving Your Daily Communication The English language is expansive and complex. The rules are always changing, and grammar advice from a century or even a few years ago may not apply today. If you want to communicate with clarity and credibility—if you want people to focus on what you’re saying, rather than how you’re saying it—then you need to use excellent grammar. Editor, linguistic expert, and self-proclaimed “grammar cheerleader” Lisa McLendon has spent her career finding ways to use language effectively and correctly. Lisa knows that the primary reason people are uneasy about writing and public speaking is because they aren’t confident in their grammar skills. With The Perfect English Grammar Workbook Lisa has developed a simple, well-organized grammar workbook that demystifies English grammar so you can use it with confidence and accuracy. In The Perfect English Grammar Workbook you’ll find:
- EASY-TO-FOLLOW LESSONS organized by how we naturally learn—simple instructions followed by self-directed quizzes
- RELEVANT, ENGAGING EXAMPLES that demonstrate grammar rules with wit, humor, and contemporary appeal
- RECENT, UP-TO-DATE RULES based on the English language we use today
- A WIDE VARIETY OF EXERCISES that make learning fun
- HELPFUL FEATURES FOR CLASSROOM USE including standalone answer keys for easy photocopying and color-coded pages for quick navigation
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 01/10/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Complete English Grammar Rules: Examples, Exceptions, Exercises, and Everything You Need to Master Proper Grammar (The Farlex Grammar Book Book 1)
Finally, all the rules of English grammar in one comprehensive book, explained in simple terms.The grammar book for the 21st century has arrived, from the language experts at Farlex International and TheFreeDictionary.com, the trusted reference destination with 1 billion+ annual visits. Farlex brings you the most comprehensive grammar guide yet: all the rules of English grammar, explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Over 500 pages of proper grammar instruction—2X more than the leading grammar book! Whether you're an expert or a beginner, there's always something new to learn when it comes to the always-evolving English language. Don't rely on multiple incomplete textbooks that contradict each other—fill in all the gaps in your grammar knowledge with one go-to guide. Only Complete English Grammar Rules gives you key exceptions, common grammar mistakes, thousands of real-world examples, and hundreds of grammar quizzes designed to help you retain what you've learned.With Complete English Grammar Rules, you'll be able to: • Quickly master basic English grammar and tackle more advanced topics.• Properly use every type of noun, verb, and even the most obscure grammar elements.• Master verb tenses, including irregular verbs and exceptions. • Avoid embarrassing grammar errors.• Immediately put your skills into action! Become a more effective writer and communicator in school, at work, and in everyday conversation.
Published by: Farlex International | Publication date: 07/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 518 pages
Complete English Punctuation Rules: Perfect Your Punctuation and Instantly Improve Your Writing (The Farlex Grammar Book Book 2)
Why is punctuation so confusing? It doesn't need to be! End "punctuation anxiety" forever with Complete English Punctuation Rules, from the language experts at Farlex International, publishers of Complete English Grammar Rules and creators of TheFreeDictionary.com, the trusted reference destination with 1 billion+ annual visits. Get the only punctuation guide with simple, easy-to-remember rules for all punctuation marks: periods; commas; semicolons; colons; question marks; exclamation points; apostrophes; quotation marks; hyphens; dashes; parentheses; and more (even lesser-known symbols). Did you notice? Ten—make that eleven—different punctuation marks have been used in this description already. Imagine how many you use in your everyday writing. Are you sure you're using them all correctly?Now is the time to stop making embarrassing errors and master correct punctuation once and for all. With punctuation worksheets for every topic and side-by-side examples of the right and wrong way to punctuate, you'll quickly learn:
- Where to use commas
- When to use a semicolon (and when not to)
- Whether to place punctuation inside or outside quotation marks
- How to properly form possessives and plurals
- And everything you need to punctuate confidently!
Publication date: 09/20/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 113 pages
A Wall Street Journal bestsellerWildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years—too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he’s too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying in the road. Even more disturbing, when he regains consciousness, the body is gone.Police detective Stella Dane wants to believe Mac, even if his story about the vanishing body seems far-fetched. But when Mac’s description matches the missing woman she’s been searching for, it raises a disturbing question: How does a dead body disappear?Mac and Stella will have to work together to find the answer and catch a psychotic kidnapper—and quickly. The killer has a deadly message to send, and the case is about to become personal…2016 Golden Leaf Award Winner
Published by: Montlake Romance | Publication date: 06/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 348 pages
In the new Play-By-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of All Wound Up, a football hot shot and his best friend’s sister are breaking all the rules.All the Right Moves For Barrett Cassidy, playing defense for the Tampa Hawks is a dream come true. And now he may have discovered his dream woman. Harmony Evans, once the sweet, gawky teenage sister of his best friend and teammate has grown into a smart, gorgeous woman with moves he finds hard to resist. But he knows he can’t get involved with his best friend’s sister—it’s guy code. Harmony has always gone after what she wants with single-minded determination, from her independence to her education to her career in interior design. She never expected her youthful crush on Barrett to develop into something deeper. And she’s not about to let some ridiculous man rules or her brother stand in her way. When the chemistry is this combustible, lines tend to get crossed. And when Barrett and Harmony’s secret gets out, it just might be game over...From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: Berkley | Publication date: 02/16/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech.Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg treasurer, juice bill and Joe Citizen, banana superpower and the Big Fix. We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as gerrymander, but also of lesser-known terms such as cracking (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and fair-fight district (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. (We learn, for instance, that a term as seemingly current as political football actually dates back to before the Civil War.) Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation.Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.
Published by: Oxford University Press | Publication date: 09/10/2004Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Establishing Fiscal Strength in Higher Education; Management Strategies for Transformative Revenue Generation
The market environment in which colleges and universities operate is increasingly competitive for both revenue and students. This situation presents immense challenges as well as opportunities for college and university leadership who possess the skills and can martial the needed resources to shift their institutions’ focus away from the traditional methods of revenue generation and identify new and expanding opportunities which are unique, marketable and profitable (Barrett, 2010).Establishing Fiscal Strength in Higher Education; Management Strategies for Transformative Revenue Generation is relevant for board members and administrative leaders of colleges and universities, particularly for leaders of schools that are highly dependent on tuition revenue. For the foreseeable future, colleges and universities will face declining enrollments of traditional age students, decreasing tuition revenue, decreasing appropriations, climbing enrollments of adult learners, and increasing costs. Through examples, this book describes and illustrates management strategies for launching a transformative revenue generation effort on campus, including:•Securing Board buy-in and commitment.•Activating the college community. •Selecting revenue generation strategies and methods for assessment. •Establishing separate management structures.The audience for this book includes college and university presidents, board of trustees, higher education administrators, fundraising professionals, students of higher education and staff members of foundations and corporate giving programs.
Published by: S. E. Barrett Consulting, LLC | Publication date: 10/31/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 108 pages
These exciting tales are ideal for those new to the Edge or as an addition to the collection of any fan. They feature stories from each of the Edge trilogies: one from the time of Twig, one from the time of Quint, Twig's father, and one from the time of Rook, Twig's grandson. Meet well-known characters from the Edgeworld and get a tantalising glimpse into the last Edge novel ever - released in 2009.The collection also includes a beautiful fold-out timeline of the Edgeworld and CLOUD WOLF and THE STONE PILOT, World Book Day stories that fans have repeatedly asked to see again.
Published by: RHCP Digital | Publication date: 01/31/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as "Beltway bandit" and "boondoggle," "angry white male" and "leg treasurer," "juice bill" and "Joe Citizen," "banana superpower" and "the Big Fix." We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as "gerrymander," but also of lesser-known terms such as "cracking" (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and "fair-fight district" (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation. Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.
Published by: Oxford University Press | Publication date: 04/21/2006Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages