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. If you struggle with the rules—and who hasn't?—English Grammar Essentials For Dummies 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.
Ideal for students, job hunters, adult learners, those who speak English as a second language, and anyone who wants to make a good impression
Covers the vital essentials needed for better written communication
Serves as an excellent refresher course for professionals whose primary mode of communication is increasingly electronic and written
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!
About the Author
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.
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