Readers of all levels will find this excellent guide essential. Including examples of real usage taken from the Oxford Corpus, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries. Arranged alphabetically, it contains entries for standard grammatical terms such as pronoun, synonym, or transitive verb.
It also discusses related questions of usage, for example how to distinguish between 'may' or ' might', 'that' or 'which', and 'it's' or 'its'.
For ease of use, over 40 feature entries on master headwords like adverb, hyphen, and spelling include diagrams listing related terms. 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 and comprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.
About the Author
John Seely John Seely has been a freelance author and editor for over 30 years, specialising in language and communication skills. He is the author of several language reference books, including The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing & Speaking, Everyday Grammar, and Grammar for Teachers. He provides grammar training and consultancy to schools and colleges in England.
The amount of information packed into these 192 pages is astonishing. ... This is the ideal pocket grammar book for the non-linguist who needs clear advice unclouded by grammar gobbledygook. * Susanne Geercken and Alistair Reeves, Medical Writing *
Here we have a grammar book, written in clear, simple language, that gives you a straightforward and easy-to-understand guide to the subject. * Writing Magazine *
How this book is arranged
Introduction to grammar
Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation