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Essentials of English Grammar: The Quick Guide to Good English

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Perplexed by prepositions? Stymied by semicolons? Solve the puzzle of good grammar.

A quick reference for people with grammar questions and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, Essentials of English Grammar features a glossary of grammar terms and updated coverage of stylistic conventions.

Easy-to-follow examples guide you through the rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, frequently confused words, and much more. Also included are important style tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

An indispensable, easy-to-use reference to the English language, Essentials of English Grammar includes information on:

Grammar Essentials

  • Parts of speech and their functions
  • Pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Common errors in using verb tenses
  • Correct use of punctuation and punctuation style
  • Sentence constructions
  • Errors to avoid with prepositions
  • Spelling and word division
  • Correct use of capitalization, abbreviations, and numbers

Style Considerations

  • Effective sentence patterns
  • Brevity in writing
  • Using words that are specific and concrete for clarity
  • Achieving accuracy
  • Salutations and titles
  • Gender-inclusive language

Appendixes

  • Principal parts of irregular verbs
  • Verb-preposition combinations
  • Frequently confused words
  • Frequently misspelled words

Synopsis:

Perplexed by prepositions? Stymied by semicolons? Solve the puzzle of good grammar.

A quick reference for people with grammar questions and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, "Essentials of English Grammar" features a glossary of grammar terms and updated coverage of stylistic conventions.

Easy-to-follow examples guide you through the rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, frequently confused words, and much more. Also included are important style tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

An indispensable, easy-to-use reference to the English language, "Essentials of English Grammar" includes information on:

Grammar EssentialsParts of speech and their functions Pronoun-antecedent agreement Common errors in using verb tenses Correct use of punctuation and punctuation style Sentence constructions Errors to avoid with prepositions Spelling and word divisionCorrect use of capitalization, abbreviations, and numbers

Style ConsiderationsEffective sentence patterns Brevity in writing Using words that are specific and concrete for clarityAchieving accuracy Salutations and titles Gender-inclusive language

AppendixesPrincipal parts of irregular verbs Verb-preposition combinations Frequently confused words Frequently misspelled words

Synopsis:

Clear, concise, and packed with lively examples, Essentials of English Grammar, Third Edition, fills you in on general usage rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, word division, spelling, commonly confused words, and much more. It also includes style guidelines with tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

A quick reference for people with the occasional question and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, this edition of the perennial bestseller features a new glossary of grammar terms, updated coverage of stylistic conventions, and new examples.

About the Author

L. Sue Baugh is the bestselling author of numerous books on grammar usage and writing.

Table of Contents

Part I Essentials of Grammar; 1: Parts of Speech; 2: Punctuation and Punctuation Style; 3: Sentences and Sentence Patterns; 4: Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Numbers; 5: Spelling and Word Division; Part II Style Considerations; 6: Sentences; 7: Brevity; 8: Clarity; 9: Accuracy; 10: Gender-Inclusive Language; Appendix A: Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs; Appendix B: Verb-Preposition Combinations; Appendix C: Frequently Confused Words; Appendix D: Frequently Misspelled Words; Glossary; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071457088
Author:
Baugh, L. Sue
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
English language
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
ESL, ELL, EFL, grammar, L. Sue Baugh, parts of speech, primer, basics, English, style, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, pronoun-antecedent agreement, sentence patterns, prepositions, sentence constructions, word division, abbreviations, gender-inclu
Subject:
ESL, ELL, EFL, grammar, L. Sue Baugh, parts of speech, primer, basics, English, style, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, pronoun-antecedent agreement, sentence patterns, prepositions, sentence constructions, word division, abbreviations, gender-inclu
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.98x6.04x.55 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Perplexed by prepositions? Stymied by semicolons? Solve the puzzle of good grammar.

A quick reference for people with grammar questions and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, "Essentials of English Grammar" features a glossary of grammar terms and updated coverage of stylistic conventions.

Easy-to-follow examples guide you through the rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, frequently confused words, and much more. Also included are important style tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

An indispensable, easy-to-use reference to the English language, "Essentials of English Grammar" includes information on:

Grammar EssentialsParts of speech and their functions Pronoun-antecedent agreement Common errors in using verb tenses Correct use of punctuation and punctuation style Sentence constructions Errors to avoid with prepositions Spelling and word divisionCorrect use of capitalization, abbreviations, and numbers

Style ConsiderationsEffective sentence patterns Brevity in writing Using words that are specific and concrete for clarityAchieving accuracy Salutations and titles Gender-inclusive language

AppendixesPrincipal parts of irregular verbs Verb-preposition combinations Frequently confused words Frequently misspelled words

"Synopsis" by , Clear, concise, and packed with lively examples, Essentials of English Grammar, Third Edition, fills you in on general usage rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, word division, spelling, commonly confused words, and much more. It also includes style guidelines with tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

A quick reference for people with the occasional question and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, this edition of the perennial bestseller features a new glossary of grammar terms, updated coverage of stylistic conventions, and new examples.

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