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English Grammar Demystified: A Self Teaching Guide / Edition 1

English Grammar Demystified: A Self Teaching Guide / Edition 1

by Phyllis Dutwin
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Decode the mystery of English grammar to add polish to your papers, emails, business letters, and more

English Grammar Demystified teaches the fundamentals of the subject in an easy, step-by-step approach that allows you to learn at your own pace. With help from this book, you will understand the parts of speech, learn to use punctuation correctly, master verb tenses, spot and avoid common grammatical errors, and improve your overall sentence structures.

Throughout the book you can monitor your progress through self-tests, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives you instant feedback on new language skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071600804
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2009
Series: Demystified Series
Edition description: Net
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 760,380
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Dutwin is an adult educator with more than thirty years experience designing reading, writing, and ESL programs as well as in teaching children and adults in classroom and individual settings. The author is an innovator in the development of materials geared specifically to adults' needs in improving reading and language skills.

Table of Contents

Part One: All About the English Sentence
Ch 1: The Basic Parts of the English Sentence
Ch 2: Agreement: Choosing the Correct Subject and Verb
Ch 3: Verbs and Tense: Past, Present, Future, and More
Ch 4: The Case for Pronouns
Part Two: Using Description, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Ch 5: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Phrases
Ch 6: Capitalization
Ch 7: Punctuation for Clarity
Ch 8: Building Sentences with Punctuation
Part Three: Correct Sentence Structure
Ch 9: Writing Balanced Sentences
Ch 10: Building Logical Sentences
Ch 11: Deleting Unnecessary Words
Part Four: Spelling and Usage
Ch 12: Techniques to Improve Spelling
Ch 13: Important Spelling Rules
Ch 14: Word Usage
Ch 15: Commonly Misused Words

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