Author(s): Geraldine Woods
The fun and easy way to improve your grammar Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating effectively with family and friends. English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the latest techniques for improving your efficiency with English grammar and punctuation.* Teaches the rules of verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; prepositions, propositions, and pronoun pronouncements; punctuation; possessives; and proofreading skills for all communication* Geraldine Woods is the author of English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, College Admission Essays For Dummies, Research Papers For Dummies, SAT I For Dummies, 6th Edition, AP English Literature For Dummies, and AP English Language For Dummies For speakers and writers of all skill levels, English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides easy-to-follow, practical information for improving your command of English grammar.
Introduction. Part I: Getting Down to Basics: The Parts of the Sentence. Chapter 1: I Already Know How to Talk. Why Should I Study Grammar? Chapter 2: Verbs: The Heart of the Sentence. Chapter 3: Relax! Understanding Verb Tense. Chapter 4: Who's Doing What? How to Find the Subject. Chapter 5: Having It All: The Complete Sentence. Chapter 6: Handling Complements. Part II: Avoiding Common Errors. Chapter 7: Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs. Chapter 8: Small Words, Big Trouble: Prepositions. Chapter 9: Everyone Brought Their Homework: Pronoun Errors. Chapter 10: Just Nod Your Head: About Agreement. Part III: No Garage, but Plenty of Mechanics. Chapter 11: Punctuation Law That Should Be Repealed: Apostrophes. Chapter 12: Quotations: More Rules Than the Internal Revenue Service. Chapter 13: The Pause That Refreshes: Commas. Chapter 14: Useful Little Marks: Dashes, Hyphens, and Colons. Chapter 15: CAPITAL LETTERS. Chapter 16: New Media, New Grammar Rules. Part IV: Polishing Without Wax - The Finer Points of Grammar. Chapter 17: Pronouns and Their Cases. Chapter 18: Fine-Tuning Verbs. Chapter 19: Saying What You Want to Say: Descriptive Words and Phrases. Chapter 20: Good, Better, Best: Comparisons. Chapter 21: Parallels Without the Lines. Part V: Rules Even Your Great-Aunt's Grammar Teacher Didn't Know. Chapter 22: The Last Word on Verbs. Chapter 23: The Last Word on Pronouns. Chapter 24: The Last Word on Sentence Structure. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Ways Two to Improve Your Proofreading. Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Learn Better Grammar. Index.