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Basic English Grammar For Dummies - UK, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-07115-0
Paperback
376 pages
February 2016
US $19.99 Add to Cart

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Basic English Grammar 5

Chapter 1: Getting a Grip on Grammar 7

Chapter 2: Language in Action 21

Part II: The Parts of Speech 31

Chapter 3: People to See, Places to Go, Things to Remember: Recognising Nouns 33

Chapter 4: Practising Pronouns 47

Chapter 5: Doing and Being Words: Verbs 65

Chapter 6: Describing with Adjectives and Adverbs 83

Chapter 7: Little Things Mean a Lot: Prepositions 101

Chapter 8: Joining and Commenting: Conjunctions and Interjections 113

Part III: Creating Correct Sentences 125

Chapter 9: Making Progress: Verbs Ending in –ing 127

Chapter 10: Revisiting the Past: The Perfect Tenses 139

Chapter 11: Searching for Subjects 153

Chapter 12: Adding Meaning with Complements 169

Chapter 13: Finishing the Job: Writing Complete Sentences 183

Part IV: Punctuation and Capitalisation 197

Chapter 14: Small Punctuation Mark, Big Trouble: Apostrophes 199

Chapter 15: Pausing for a Rest: Commas 213

Chapter 16: Who Said What: Quotation Marks 229

Chapter 17: Big or Small? When to Write Capital Letters 243

Part V: Grammar in Action 259

Chapter 18: Writing with Electronic Media 261

Chapter 19: Presentation Slides and Bulleted Lists 273

Chapter 20: Writing at School and on the Job 285

Part VI: Common Errors 299

Chapter 21: Spelling Your Way to Perfection 301

Chapter 22: Tricky Word Traps 311

Chapter 23: Avoiding Common Mistakes 323

Part VII: The Part of Tens 333

Chapter 24: Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills 335

Chapter 25: Ten Mistakes to Avoid 341

Index 347

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