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English Grammar For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470546642 | 0470546646
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: For Dummies
Pub. Date: 2/2/2010

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The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

Do the parts of speech render you speechless? Does the thought of diagramming sentences make you sweat? Fear not! English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the "grr" out of grammar and gives you fun, easy-to-follow strategies for understanding the rules of grammar and punctuation to improve your speaking and writing skills —without ever diagramming a single sentence!

-Quoting the experts — learn when to use single quotation marks, double quotation marks, or no quotation marks at all

-Avoid common errors and mistakes — discover the mismatches between singular and plural words and pronoun gender

-Today's technology — brush up on the proper way to compose emails, texts, and presentations and get the latest grammar do's and don'ts for blogging, texting, and IMing

-Periods, commas, and colons, oh my! — use a little "comma sense" to make sure your writing is always punctuated properly

-Capitalize on the situation — understand what words and phrases are capitalized and which are lowercased

-Rules even your grammar teacher didn't know — find out how to avoid double-negative errors and get the last word on the dreaded who/whom debate

Open the book and find:

-The building blocks of a sentence

-The rules of verbs and prepositions

-Tips to improve speaking and writing skills

-The latest techniques for improving your command of grammar

-Updated examples and references

-Ways to improve your proofreading

-Help for speakers or writers of any skill level

Learn to:

-Get down to basics with the rules of English grammar

-Improve your writing and verbal communication skills

-Brush up on your proofreading abilities

-Improve your grades and/or test scores

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