Essentials of English Grammar The Quick Guide to Good English

ISBN-10: 0071457089

ISBN-13: 9780071457088

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: L. Sue Baugh

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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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Book details

List price: $12.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Essentials of Grammar
Parts of Speech
Nouns
Proper, Common, and Collective Nouns
Functions of Nouns
Plural Nouns
Possessive Nouns
Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Case of Personal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Who or Whom?
Verbs
Basic Verb Forms
Auxiliary Verbs
Verb Tenses
Regular Verbs
Functions of the Six Tenses
Irregular Verbs
Common Errors in Using Verb Tenses
Mood
Active and Passive Voices
Subject-Verb Agreement
Special Subject-Verb Agreement Cases
Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives
Limiting Adjectives
Comparisons
Compound Adjectives
Predicate Adjectives
Adverbs
Forming Adverbs
Types of Adverbs
Comparisons
Adverb Position and Meaning
Adjective or Adverb?
Prepositions
Phrasal Prepositions
Common Errors to Avoid
Prepositions Used with Verbs
Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Linking Adverbs
Interjections
Common Interjections
Punctuation
Punctuation and Punctuation Style
End Marks: Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point
Period
Question Mark
Exclamation Point
Comma
Series Comma
Independent Clauses
Introductory Clauses, Phrases, Expressions
Nonrestrictive Clauses and Nonessential Material
Direct Address
Commas and Clarity
Traditional Comma Uses
Comma Faults
Semicolon
Independent Clauses
Series
Colon
Before a Series or List
Between Independent Clauses
Time
Formal and Business Communications
Quotation Marks
Punctuation with Quotation Marks
Brief and Long Quotations
Single Quotation Marks
Titles
Terms and Expressions
Apostrophe
Possessive of Singular Nouns
Possessive of Plural Nouns
Possessive of Indefinite and Personal Pronouns
Individual and Joint Possession
Units of Measure as Possessive Adjectives
Plural Forms of Symbols
Contractions
Hyphen
Compound Numbers and Fractions
Continuous Numbers
Prefixes and Suffixes
Compound Adjectives
Word Division
Hyphenated Names
To Avoid Confusion
Dash
Parentheses
Brackets
Ellipses
Italics
Emphasis
Foreign Words and Phrases
Titles
Vehicles
Sentences and Sentence Patterns
Sentences, Fragments, and Run-Ons
Phrases and Clauses
Phrases
Clauses
Subject and Predicate
Forms of the Subject
Forms of the Predicate
Sentence Constructions
Simple Sentence
Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Compound-Complex Sentence
Modifiers in Sentences
Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Numbers
Capitalization
Proper Nouns and Adjectives
Hyphenated Names and Prefixes
Family Relationships
Nationalities and Races
Languages and School Subjects
Religious Names and Terms
Academic Degrees and Personal Titles
Historic Events, Special Events, and Holidays
Historical Monuments, Places, and Buildings
Calendar Days, Months, and Seasons
Documents
Titles of Publications
Compass Points
Geographic Names and Regions
Scientific Terms
Capitals with Numbers
Abbreviations
General Guidelines
Personal Names and Titles
Company Names
Agencies and Organizations
Geographic Terms
Time
Scholarly Abbreviations
Measures
Science and Technology
Commercial Abbreviations
Numbers
Arabic Numbers and Roman Numerals
Figures or Words
Ages
Names
Governmental Designations
Organizations
Addresses and Thoroughfares
Time of Day
Dates
Money
Percentages
Fractions and Decimals
Measures
Temperature
Parts of a Book
Inclusive Numbers
Spelling and Word Division
Spelling Guidelines
Prefixes
Suffixes
Plurals
The i and e Rules
Word Division
General Rules
Syllables and Word Division
Single-Letter Syllables
Final and Double Consonants
Hyphenated Words
Proper Names
Figures and Abbreviations
Style Considerations
Sentences
Use Clarity and Meaning as the Criteria for Good Sentences
Include Only One to Two Ideas in Each Sentence
Vary Sentence Patterns to Avoid Monotonous Use of Any Particular Construction
Brevity
Avoid the Phrases There Is and There Are
Condense Clauses Beginning with Which, That, or Who into Fewer Words
Strike Out the Article the Wherever Possible
Eliminate Wordy and Redundant Phrases and Expressions
Clarity
Keep Words Fresh
Jargon
Buzzwords
Cliches
Keep Words Specific and Concrete
Keep References Clear
Keep Modifiers Close to Words They Modify
Place Adverbs Close to Words They Modify
Keep Subject and Verb Together
Make Sure That Antecedents Are Clear
Keep Structures Parallel
Accuracy
Double-Check Figures, Dates, Specifications, and Other Details
Be Sure That All Names, Titles, and Abbreviations Are Spelled Properly
Verify the Accuracy of Direct Quotations
Make Sure That Ideas Are Presented Clearly
Make Sure Your Work Is Neat and Legible
Gender-Inclusive Language
Nouns and Pronouns
Alternative Noun Forms
Suffixes ess, ette, ix, and ienne/ine
Social Titles
Salutations
Occupational Titles
Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
Verb-Preposition Combinations
Frequently Confused Words
Frequently Misspelled Words
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