For Grammar Aficionados from All Walks of Life! The Little Gold Grammar Book is based on a simple but powerful observation: Individuals who develop outstanding grammar skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most important grammar rules, which they use over and over again. What are these recurring rules? The answer to this question is the basis of this book. Enjoy the benefits of your own self-paced grammar course: *Grammar: A 100-question quiz focuses on the most useful areas of the "big six" grammar categories - subject-verb agreement, pronoun usage, modification, parallelism, comparisons, and verb tenses. *Diction: A collection of 50-plus word pairings highlight differences among easily confused word choices. Should we write anyone or any one ...who or whom ...may be or maybe ...toward or towards ...different from or different than? *Idioms: A compilation of 200 idioms provides a convenient review of tricky "grammatical phrases." Do we write prefer x to y or prefer x over y ...in comparison to or in comparison with ...regarded as or regarded to be?
*Review: A selection of 30 multiple-choice problems, complete with explanations and author's notes, integrate key concepts of grammar, diction, idioms, and style. *Also included are special sections on editing tips and punctuation, American English vs. British English, and traditional writing vs. digital writing. This book - a winner at the USA Book News Best Book Awards and voted Educational Book of the Year by the BPAA - is suitable for high school, community college, or university students, as well as any individual wanting to improve his or her core essential grammar skills. Author's bio: Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition, The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, and Reasoning with Numbers. During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers - a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world - Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning "principles" to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning.
A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in Time Asia magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, and About.com. Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President's Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News "Best Book Awards," and recipient of the 2011 "Educational Book of the Year" award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. "A must-have for anyone wishing to improve her or his writing capabilities. Whether you're interested in personal achievement, professional advancement, or educational attainment, I highly recommend this book as a permanent addition to your library." --Dr. Donald C. Martin, PhD, college admissions expert and former Dean of Enrollment for the Teacher's College at Columbia University
"A must-have for anyone wishing to improve her or his writing capabilities. Whether you're interested in personal achievement, professional advancement, or educational attainment, I highly recommend this book as a permanent addition to your library."--Dr. Donald C. Martin, PhD, college admissions expert and former Dean of Enrollment for the Teacher's College at Columbia University