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Grammar Essentials For Dummies Kindle Edition

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Your concise and fun guide to mastering good grammar

Need to brush up on your grammar pronto? This easy-to-use guide teaches you all the tricks of the grammar trade to help you communicate accurately and effectively. From making peace between subjectsand verbs to using commas and apostrophes correctly, you'll improve your writing and English skills in no time!

  • Grasp grammar nitty-gritty — understand what grammar is and how to put it to work in the real world

  • Start with your subjects — identify subjects, make subjects and verbs agree, and work with difficult subjects

  • Prepare for pronouns — pair them with nouns, choose between singular and plural pronouns, and master the use of possessive pronouns

  • Construct a complete sentence — steer clear of fragments and run-ons, join ideas, and watch out for danglers

  • Understand adjectives and adverbs — find them, place them, choose between them, and avoid common mistakes

  • Improve your writing — identify your audience, add meaning with strong verbs, and spice upboring sentences

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of vital grammar rules

  • Examples of correct and incorrect usage

  • Strategies for solving grammatical dilemmas

  • Punctuation principles

  • The basics of capital letters

  • How to choose the right words (such as whose vs. who's)

  • Tips for tackling troublemakers such as double negatives and indirect objects

  • Ten ways to learn better grammar

Learn to:

  • Exactly what you need to know to grasp grammar

  • The must-know parts of speech

  • What material often appears on college admissions tests

About the Author

Geraldine Woods has more than 35 years of teaching experience and is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar Workbook For Dummies and Research Papers For Dummies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1449 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Publication Date: May 11, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003M69WEE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #455,494 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Written by English teacher Geraldine Woods as part of the excellent "For Dummies" series of instructional books, Grammar Essentials for Dummies is a concise, easy-to-use guide to improving one's grammar whether for schoolwork, college application tests, resumes or business documents, or simply to communicate more effectively with friends, family and co-workers. Chapters explain grammar rules in plain terms, give examples of correct and incorrect usage, offer principles of punctuation, tips for common trouble issues and pitfalls, and more. Once again, the stellar "For Dummies" series goes beyond living up to its title - Grammar Essentials for Dummies is emphatically not just for "dummies", but also for writers of all skill and experience levels, whether they are novices seeking to improve their basic writing skills or professionals trying to apply just a little more polish to their final draft.
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By D1 on May 22, 2011
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This book is well writen and helps with those nagging areas where if you are like me you need help with. It is easy to read and understand. Try it you will like it!
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With this little book and Strunk and White, I feel grammatically safe no matter what I write. The author has great fun with her subject, and obviously enjoys it and her enjoyment is infectious. I read it for the fun of it--NO, I AM NOT MENTALLY ILL--this is simply a great little book.
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Very good!!

I found that it gives a good idea on the English Grammar enough for a beginner!
I will be very glad if I could have some more examples.
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I bought this book on grammar because I was helping an adult friend develop her use of the language and wanted to be sure my memory was correct on verbs and adverbs. The book does a decent job regarding putting sentences together correctly and is easy enough to understand, I'm entertaining the idea I can turn it over to my friend and let her learn on her own.
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By JAY JAY on November 29, 2014
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very clear easy to read, very useful!!!!!!
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YES, IT WAS VERY HELPFUL TO ME WHEN I AM HELPING ANOTHER PERSON LEARN HOW TO LEARN AND USE ENGLISH WORDS. MY FRIEND SPEAKS ENGLISH, BUT HAS DIFFICULTY IN USING THE PROPER WORDS.
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Great book easy to follow, well written. It has excellent examples showing the wrong and correct ways sentences should be written, and so much more. Price is nice too
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