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English Grammar Essentials for Dummies, Australian Edition Paperback – 21 Mar 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1118493311 ISBN-10: 9781118493311 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (21 March 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118493311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118493311
  • ASIN: 1118493311
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Exactly what you need to know to grasp grammar
  • The must-know parts of speech
  • How to create accurate documents and correct common errors

Master the basics of good grammar with this concise guide

Need a quick grammar refresher? English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition, contains the core concepts you need for more accurate and effective communication. From basic sentence structure and punctuation to better writing style, this user-friendly guide will help you refine the writing and speaking skills you use every day!

  • Grasp the grammar essentials — understand good grammar and how to use it successfully
  • Perfect your sentence structure — identify subjects, make verbs agree, add adjectives, pick pronouns, understand clauses, and more
  • Apply basic punctuation principles — avoid apostrophe catastrophes, and differentiate between hyphens and dashes
  • Improve your writing — organise your ideas and spice up boring sentences

Open the book and find:

  • Simple explanations of key grammar concepts
  • Help with choosing the right words, such as 'who' or 'whom'
  • How to use quotation marks, commas and colons
  • Clear rules for using capital letters and numerals
  • Tricks for correcting errors your grammar checker underlines
  • Ten common mistakes and how to fix them

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.

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