English Grammar For Dummies, UK Edition
Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.
Part I: The Parts of Speech and 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? Finding the Subject.
Chapter 5: Having It All: The Complete Sentence.
Chapter 6: Handling Complements.
Part II: Avoiding Common Errors.
Chapter 7: Getting Hitched: Marrying Sentences.
Chapter 8: Do You Feel Bad or Badly? The Lowdown on Adjectives and Adverbs.
Chapter 9: Prepositions, Interjections and Articles.
Chapter 10: Everyone Brought Their Homework: Pronouns.
Chapter 11: Just Nod Your Head: About Agreement.
Part III: No Garage, but Plenty of Mechanics.
Chapter 12: Apostrophes.
Chapter 13: Quotations: More Rules than Revenue & Customs.
Chapter 14: The Pause That Refreshes: Commas.
Chapter 15: Adding Information: Semicolons, Dashes and Colons.
Chapter 16: CAPITAL LETTERS.
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: Keeping Your Balance.
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.
Chapter 25: The Last Word on Punctuation.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 26: Ten Ways Two to Improve Your Proofreading.
Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Learn Better Grammar.