The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

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lt;b>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.



Autorentext

JANE STRAUS (1954 - 2011) was an educator and best-selling author with extensive experience teaching English to adult learners. She created The Blue Book because she found no resources that explained English rules "in plain English." Straus also created the popular website GrammarBook.com.

LESTER KAUFMAN is publisher of GrammarBook.com. He married Jane Straus in 1987, eventually retiring from his career in government to help with her website.

TOM STERN is a veteran reporter and columnist. In 2012, his bimonthly newspaper column on English grammar and usage won a first-place award in the California Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspapers Contest.



Klappentext

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, Eleventh Edition

English Usage Rules Explained in Plain English

It doesn't take a lifetime to master English grammar and punctuation. All it takes is The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. With over 200,000 copies sold, this is one of the most highly trusted English language resources available. Inside, you'll find short, easy-to-understand explanations of even the most confusing grammar points.

From the very basicsparts of speech and subject-verb agreementto more advanced topics like the subjunctive mood, The Blue Book covers it all. You'll also learn to differentiate between the most commonly confused words like infer and imply, its and it's, affect and effect...and hundreds more. Filled with clear examples and self-assessment quizzes, the book allows you to test your knowledge and practice what you learn.

"A sensible approach and a useful guide."
Mignon Fogarty, author of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

"This is a valuable tool for my journalism students. By the end of the semester, most copies of The Blue Book are dog-eared and marked-up. I highly recommend this book to every student who wants to become a proficient writer and communicator."
Cindy Frye, adjunct instructor, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California



Inhalt

Preface and Acknowledgments xv

About the Authors xvii

Introduction xix

1 GRAMMAR 1

Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects 1

Clauses and Phrases 7

Pronouns 7

Who vs. Whom 12

Whoever vs. Whomever 13

Who, That, Which 14

Adjectives and Adverbs 15

Prepositions 18

Effective Writing 20

2 PUNCTUATION 25

Periods 25

Commas 25

Semicolons 30

Colons 31

Quotation Marks 33

Parentheses and Brackets 34

Parentheses 34

Brackets 35

Apostrophes 36

Hyphens 40

Hyphens between words 41

Hyphens with prefixes and suffixes 43

Dashes 45

Ellipses 46

Question Marks 47

Exclamation Points 48

3 CAPITALIZATION 49

4 WRITING NUMBERS 57

5 CONFUSING WORDS AND HOMONYMS 61

6 QUIZZES 125

Grammar Pretest 125

Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 1 127

Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 2 127

Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 128

Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 129

Pronouns Quiz 1 130

Pronouns Quiz 2 131

Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 131

Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 132

Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 133

Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 134

Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 134

Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 135

Prepositions Quiz 1 136

Prepositions Quiz 2 136

Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 137

Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2 137

Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1 138

Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2 139

Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1 139

Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2 140

Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1 140

Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2 141

More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 1 141

More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 2 142

Effective Writing Quiz 1 142

Effective Writing Quiz 2 143

Grammar Mastery Test 144

Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest 145

Commas and Periods Quiz 1 147

Commas and Periods Quiz 2 148

Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1 149

Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2 150

Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 1 151

Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 2 152

Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1 152

Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2 153

Apostrophes Quiz 1 153

Apostrophes Quiz 2 154

Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 154

Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2 155

Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 1 156

Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 2 156

Capitalization Quiz 1 157

Capitalization Quiz 2 157

Writing Numbers Quiz 1 158

Writing Numbers Quiz 2 158

Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test 159

7 ANSWERS TO QUIZZES 161

Grammar Pretest Answers 161

Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 1 Answers 163

Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 2 Answers 163

Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 Answers 164

Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 Answers 165

Pronouns Quiz 1 Answers 165

Pronouns Quiz 2 Answers 166

Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 Answers 167

Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 Answers 168

Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 Answers 168

Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 Answers 169

Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 Answers 169

Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 Answers 170

Prepositions Quiz 1 Answers 171

Prepositions Quiz 2 Answers 171

Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 Answers 172

Affect vs. Effec...

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Produktinformationen

Titel
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Untertitel
An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Autor
EAN
9781118790328
ISBN
978-1-118-79032-8
Format
E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber
Wiley
Genre
Pädagogik
Veröffentlichung
22.01.2014
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
1.53 MB
Anzahl Seiten
224
Jahr
2014
Untertitel
Englisch
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