The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Filename: the-blue-book-of-grammar-and-punctuation.
  • ISBN: 9781118790328
  • Release Date: 2014-01-22
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane Straus
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Filename: the-blue-book-of-grammar-and-punctuation.
  • ISBN: 0966722175
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 110
  • Author: Jane Straus
  • Publisher: Bare Bones Training & Consulting Company



This entertaining and concise reference guide and workbook answers your most pressing questions about English usage. Author Jane Straus has unraveled the mysteries of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization to help the reader feel competent in their writing and speaking skills. Tens of thousands of copies of this indispensable book are purchased worldwide every year by business professionals, government agencies, universities, high schools, middle schools, and homeschooling families.

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need

  • Filename: the-only-grammar-book-you-ll-ever-need.
  • ISBN: 9781440519260
  • Release Date: 2003-05-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Susan Thurman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

The Best Punctuation Book Period

  • Filename: the-best-punctuation-book-period.
  • ISBN: 9781607744948
  • Release Date: 2014-04-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: June Casagrande
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press



This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

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Highlights information from the "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation," by Jane Straus. Discusses subjects and verbs, pronouns, agreement between subjects and verbs, adjectives, adverbs, writing numbers, and misplaced and dangling modifiers. Offers information on punctuation, such as commas, semicolons, question marks, quotation marks, hyphens, capitalization, and apostrophes.

Oxford A Z of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Filename: oxford-a-z-of-grammar-and-punctuation.
  • ISBN: 9780199669189
  • Release Date: 2013-08-15
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: John Seely
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

The Writer s Digest Grammar Desk Reference

  • Filename: the-writer-s-digest-grammar-desk-reference.
  • ISBN: 1582973350
  • Release Date: 2005-06-15
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Gary Lutz
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Presents a guide to grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviations, and contains a glossary of commonly misused words.

The Bluebook

  • Filename: the-bluebook.
  • ISBN: 0692400192
  • Release Date: 2015-05-12
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Harvard Law Review
  • Publisher:



"This edition of The Bluebook retains the same basic approach to legal citation established by its predecessors. The layout of the Bluebook has been updated to make the information easier to access. Some citation forms have been expanded, elaborated upon, or modified from previous editions to reflect the ever-expanding range of authorities used in legal writing and to respond to suggestions from the legal community."--Preface.

Eats Shoots and Leaves

  • Filename: eats-shoots-and-leaves.
  • ISBN: 9780007431595
  • Release Date: 2011-05-26
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Lynne Truss
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.

McGraw Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage 2nd Edition

  • Filename: mcgraw-hill-handbook-of-english-grammar-and-usage-2nd-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780071799911
  • Release Date: 2012-09-14
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Mark Lester
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Who or Whom? / Its or It’s / Lie or Lay? Can't remember those grueling grammar lessons from junior high? Troubled that your professional writing lacks polish? Stop worrying! You've just picked up the painless prescription for proper English! Acclaimed grammarians Mark Lester and Larry Beason know that English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting a job or winning a promotion. The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage gives you bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know. This second edition includes a chapter dedicated to grammar and its usage in digital communication, including texting, e-mail, social media, and new technology, so you can communicate correctly in any format. Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage will get your grammar back on the right track with: Straightforward explanations of common mistakes and why they happen Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time

The Best Little Grammar Book Ever

  • Filename: the-best-little-grammar-book-ever.
  • ISBN: 9780984331628
  • Release Date: 2010-05-01
  • Number of pages: 132
  • Author: Arlene Miller
  • Publisher: BookBaby



According to a report from the Department of Education, says Time magazine, "nearly half of all adult Americans read and write so poorly that they have trouble holding down decent jobs." The National Commission on Writing estimates that American businesses spend $3.1 billion annually training employees to write. "In today's economy and tight job market, it is even more important to put your best foot forward by communicating effectively in both writing and speaking," says Arlene Miller, author of The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! 101 Ways to Impress With Your Writing and Speaking, published by bigwords101. Finally, you can find all the answers to your grammar questions in one easy-to-understand book! Is it I or me? Who or whom? Affect or effect? Swam or swum? Do I put a comma here? How do I spell accommodate, anyway? It all makes me want to lie ― or is it lay ― down for a nap! The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! puts all the common grammar confusions together in one well-organized and friendly book that includes a review of grammar, capitalization, and punctuation; commonly confused words and other common errors; lists of commonly misspelled and mispronounced words; a business writing lesson; a glossary of grammar terms; and an index. Additional topics include irregular verbs, agreement, parallel writing, things not to do, words that aren't words, and redundancy. The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! is intended for ages 12 through adult. It is useful for students, homeschoolers, professionals, non native speakers, and anyone who would like to improve his or her grammar and writing skills.

Comma Sense

  • Filename: comma-sense.
  • ISBN: 9781429906449
  • Release Date: 2007-07-10
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Richard Lederer
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press



Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound. Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation—no matter how seemingly arcane—can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

  • Filename: oxford-modern-english-grammar.
  • ISBN: 9780199533190
  • Release Date: 2011-02-10
  • Number of pages: 410
  • Author: Bas Aarts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



New Oxford English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to grammar usage. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of the unrivalled language monitoring of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme. Arranged in three clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly and engagingly. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate students of all disciplines, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how to use it.

Essential College English

  • Filename: essential-college-english.
  • ISBN: 0205533175
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 452
  • Author: Norwood Selby
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group



Essential College English is a grammar workbook with lucid instruction for the traditional principles of basic grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and usage. Ample writing opportunity is provided throughout the text to help transfer grammar skill into writing.

The Best Grammar Workbook Ever

  • Filename: the-best-grammar-workbook-ever.
  • ISBN: 0991167406
  • Release Date: 2015-04-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Arlene Miller
  • Publisher:



The Best Grammar Workbook Ever! is a comprehensive instructional guide for ages 10-110. It covers grammar basics, common grammar problems, punctuation, capitalization, and word usage. In addition to a Pretest and Final Test, there are more than 100 practice exercises and tests at the end of each chapter. A complete list of answers is included in one of the appendixes. Other appendixes include commonly misspelled words, commonly mispronounced words, Greek and Latin word roots, and writing tips. The book is written in a friendly and easy-to-use tone. There are helpful hints throughout and a complete index.

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