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Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference The Definitive Source for Clear and Concise Writing

ISBN-10: 1599632209

ISBN-13: 9781599632209

Edition: 2011

Authors: Gary Lutz, Diane Stevenson

List price: $22.99
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Description:

This useful guide to English grammar provides comprehensive instruction, real-world examples & a coloured tab system for easy use.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction
Grammar: An Overview
Nouns and Verbs
Modifiers and Other Parts of Speech
Phrases
Clauses
Grammar: Rules, Conventions, and Errors to Avoid
Agreement of Subjects and Verbs
Other Errors in the Use of Verbs
Parallelism
Errors in Modification: Misplaced, Dangling, and Ambiguous Modifiers
Other Errors in Modification
Personal Pronouns
Agreement of Pronouns and Their Antecedents
References of Pronouns
Faulty Comparisons
Faulty Predication
Mishandled Elliptical Constructions
Two Special Problems With That
Punctuation: Rules, Conventions, and Errors to Avoid
Terminal Punctuation Marks
The Comma
The Semicolon and the Colon
Parentheses and Dashes
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks and Italics
Specialized Punctuation Marks
The Hyphen
Punctuating Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
Mechanics and Usage
Capitalization
The Presentation of Numbers
Abbreviations
Glossary of Commonly Misused Words
Appendix: Subject Guide
Index