Idiot's Guides: Grammar and Style, 1st Edition

  • Mark Peters
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  • ISBN-10: 1615644512
  • ISBN-13: 9781615644513
  • DDC: 428.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Writing and speaking with correct grammar and style is the key to getting ahead in business and life. For many, however, mastering the details of grammar is a slow and painful process. The Idiot's Guide®: Grammar and Style makes learning and using proper grammar clear and easy. In this book, readers get Clear, no-nonsense explanations and examples that make learning the finer points of English grammar easy. An easy way to remember the parts of speech-including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections-and how to assemble them into clear clauses, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. Help with the mechanics of writing, including proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Tips on avoiding and fixing the most common errors. Plentiful in-book exercises to reinforce learning for each topic. A review of the various references and style guides available and how and when to use them. A thorough guide to writing with clarity and conciseness, which gives more impact to letters, emails, and other documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Introduction to Grammar and Style.
2: Rules and Conventions.
3: Beyond the Rules: Writing with Style.
4: Grammar Basics.
5: Brushing Up on Parts of Speech.
6: Recognizing the Parts of a Sentence.
7: Using the Parts of Speech to Build Sentences.
8: Using Nouns and Pronouns as Subjects.
9: Taking Action with Verbs.
10: Describing Words: Adjectives and Adverbs.
11: Wrapping Up Action with Complements.
12: Using Phrases.
13: Adding Clauses.
14: Writing with Style.
15: The Seven Cs of Good Writing.
16: Choosing the Right Words: Diction.
17: Maintaining Parallel Structure.
18: Varying Sentence Structure.
19: Avoiding and Fixing Common Errors.
20: Avoiding Sexism, Bias, and Other No-No's.
21: Fine-Tuning the Mechanics.
22: Basic Punctuation.
23: Quotation Marks and Apostrophes.
24: Hyphens, Dashes, Parentheses, and Brackets.
25: Spelling Rules, Tips, and Tricks.
26: Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Numbers.
About the Author.