Checking Your Grammar

ISBN-10: 0590494554

ISBN-13: 9780590494557

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marvin Terban

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List price: $8.99
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Marvin Terban's popular wordplay books for Clarion include IN A PICKLE AND OTHER FUNNY IDIOMS and TO HOT TO HOOT: FUNNY PALINDROME RIDDLES. He lives in New York City.

Introduction: Twenty Common Grammatical Errors and How to Fix Them
Building Sentences
Section Table of Contents
A Crash Course in Sentence-building
More About Subjects and Predicates
Four Kinds of Sentences and What They Do
Three Ways to Build a Sentence
When a Group of Words is Not a Sentence
Making Nouns and Verbs Work Together: Subject-Verb Agreement
Parts of Speech
Section Table of Contents
What is a noun?
Kinds of Nouns
Eight Uses of Nouns
What is a pronoun?
Personal Pronouns
Five Other Kinds of Pronouns
What is a verb?
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Verb Tenses
The Three Principal Parts of Verbs
The Verb "To Be" and Other Linking Verbs
What is an adjective?
Three Kinds of Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives
Where an Adjective Goes in a Sentence
What is an adverb?
When Adverbs Describe Verbs
When Adverbs Describe Adjectives
When Adverbs Describe Other Adverbs
Comparison of Adverbs
What is a preposition?
Four Things Prepositions Tell
Compound Prepositions
Prepositional Phrases
What is a conjunction?
Kinds of Conjunctions
What is an interjection?
Style and Usage
Section Table of Contents
Punctuation Rules Everybody Needs
When and Why to CAPITALIZE a Word
Good Spelling Rules to Use Every Day
Preventing Double Negatives
Avoiding Sexist Language
Homonyms: Words That Sound Alike but Are Spelled Differently
100 Easily Confused and Misused Words
Contractions: Shrinking Words
Building Compound Words
Idioms: When Words Mean More Than They Say
Initials, Acronyms, and Abbreviations
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