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

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

Geraldine Woods

ISBN: 978-1-118-74501-4

May 2014

312 pages

In Stock

$22.99

Description

Practice makes perfect - and helps deepen your understanding of English grammar

Establishing good grammar habits will set you up for success. From English class to writing your college essay, from corporatecommunications, to updating your social media sites, good grammar is essential and now you have 1,001 ways to deepen your understanding and practice your skills.


1,001 Grammar Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction offered in a typical English grammar course and offers a hands-on understanding of grammar and its principles.  

  • Gives you a chance to practice and reinforce the skills you learn in a typical English grammar course
  • Helps you refine your understanding of English grammar
  • Practice problems range in difficulty and include detailed explanations and walk-throughs

 
Whether you’re studying grammar at the high school level or just brushing up on your grammar skills, 1,001 Grammar Practice Questions For Dummies offers an on-the-go opportunity to succeed. 

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