The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English language Understanding the rules of English is key to being an effective communicator at work, at school, or anywhere else.
The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English language
Understanding the rules of English is key to being an effective communicatorÂ—at work, at school, or anywhere else. If you struggle with the rulesÂ—and who hasn't?Â—English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition is the book for you. Covering just the basics you need, the book boils the rules of grammar down to the core concepts that will make you a better communicator in any and every aspect of your life.
Clear and understandable writing can be the key to success in almost any professional field. With English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition, you'll master the basics with ease!
Wendy M Anderson is an author, editor and educator. She has taught effective communication in classroom and business environments for over 20 years. Geraldine Woods has taught grammar for over 25 years. Lesley J Ward is a founding member of the UK Society for Editors and Proofreaders.
Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Grappling with Grammar 5 Chapter 2: Controlling Verbs 17 Chapter 3: Completing Sentences 31 Chapter 4: Peaking with Pronouns 45 Chapter 5: Modifying with Descriptions 55 Chapter 6: Punctuating for Meaning 67 Chapter 7: Choosing Capital Letters and Numerals 87 Chapter 8: Avoiding Tricky Situations 95 Chapter 9: Reporting Speech and Quoting Others 115 Chapter 10: Writing with Style 133 Chapter 11: Creating More Accurate Documents 151 Chapter 12: Ten Solutions to the Most Common Grammar Errors 167 Index 173
Learn to: Exactly what you need to know to grasp grammar The must-know parts of speech How to create accurate documents and correct common errors Master the basics of good grammar with this concise guide Need a quick grammar refresher? English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition, contains the core concepts you need for more accurate and effective communication. From basic sentence structure and punctuation to better writing style, this user-friendly guide will help you refine the writing and speaking skills you use every day! Grasp the grammar essentials understand good grammar and how to use it successfully Perfect your sentence structure identify subjects, make verbs agree, add adjectives, pick pronouns, understand clauses, and more Apply basic punctuation principles avoid apostrophe catastrophes, and differentiate between hyphens and dashes Improve your writing organise your ideas and spice up boring sentences Open the book and find: Simple explanations of key grammar concepts Help with choosing the right words, such as who or whom How to use quotation marks, commas and colons Clear rules for using capital letters and numerals Tricks for correcting errors your grammar checker underlines Ten common mistakes and how to fix them