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Clean up your language of grammar and usage errors
Those pesky dangling modifiers, split infinitives, and comma splices----they infect our spoken and written language with such frequency that even native English speakers find it difficult to determine what's right and what's wrong
The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage shows you how to fix these everyday English language mistakes. With commonsense, easy-to-remember usage tips throughout, this handbook features incorrect and correct grammatical examples, a short review of basic grammar, a glossary, and more.
This perfect desk reference for everyday usage includes: New chapter on grammar and social media/new technology (textspeak) Quick tips for grammatical mishaps as well as a handy glossary of grammar terms
Who or Whom? / Its or It's / Lie or Lay?
Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks polish? Stop worrying You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English
Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting a job or winning a promotion. The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage gives you bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know.
This second edition includes a chapter dedicated to grammar and its usage in digital communication, including texting, e-mail, social media, and new technology, so you can communicate correctly in any format.
Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage will get your grammar back on the right track with:
- Straightforward explanations of common mistakes and why they happen
- Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked
- Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps
- Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time