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Grammar: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

ISBN: 978-1-118-74475-8
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312 pages
April 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: The Questions 5

Chapter 1: Time Travel: Identifying the Verb and Choosing the Correct Tense 7

Chapter 2: Taking a Look at Irregular, Helping, and Descriptive Verb Forms 13

Chapter 3: One to Many: Forming Plurals of Nouns and Pronouns 23

Chapter 4: Identifying Subjects and Perfecting Subject-Verb Agreement 29

Chapter 5: Coming to a Clear Agreement: Pairing Pronouns and Antecedents 35

Chapter 6: Solving the Case (of Pronouns) 39

Chapter 7: Forming Complete Sentences 45

Chapter 8: Moving Beyond the Basics: Adding Descriptions 51

Chapter 9: Taking the Long View: Descriptive Phrases and Clauses 57

Chapter 10: For Better or Worse: Forming Correct Comparisons 63

Chapter 11: Avoiding Capital Punishment: Placing Capital Letters Properly 69

Chapter 12: Exercising Comma Sense: Placing Commas Correctly 75

Chapter 13: Little Things That Mean A Lot: Apostrophes and Quotation Marks 81

Chapter 14: Not Just for Railroad Tracks: Parallelism 89

Chapter 15: Slimming Down: Cutting Repetition and Wordiness 95

Chapter 16: Aiming for Style: Creating Interesting Sentences 101

Chapter 17: Spotlighting Verbs: Voice and Mood 109

Chapter 18: Dealing with Electronic Media 113

Chapter 19: Choosing Language to Suit Your Audience 121

Chapter 20: Tricky Word Traps 127

Chapter 21: Seeing Double: Confusing Word Pairs 133

Chapter 22: Steering Clear of Incorrect Expressions 139

Part II: The Answers 145

Chapter 23: Answers 147

Index 289

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