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English Grammar Demystified

A Self Teaching Guide

Phyllis Dutwin



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McGraw Hill
01 December 2009
Series: Demystified
Get a grip on English GRAMMAR!

Interested in mastering the rules of the English language but don't know a comma from a semicolon? No need to worry! English Grammar Demystified will help you shape up your language skills so that you understand this tricky subject better and communicate more clearly anytime you need to express yourself in words or on paper--whether in e-mails, conversations, schoolwork, or work documents.

Beginning with an easy-to-understand review of the parts of speech, punctuation and capitalization rules, and verb forms, this book outlines the key grammar rules of the English language. As the book progresses, you'll build on your newly polished grammar skills to master proper sentence structure, build balanced and well-connected sentences, and write with style and clarity. You'll learn key spelling rules and proven techniques to improve spelling and receive smart advice on using words correctly. Throughout the book you'll see real-life examples of common grammar pitfalls and how to avoid them.

This fast and easy guide features:

Clear and straightforward explanations of English grammar fundamentalsHundreds of examples of common grammar errors-and how to repair them Tons of helpful practice exercises A list of the 100 most commonly misspelled words Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce what you've learned and to check your progress Stop being intimidated by English grammar and instead use it to get your point across clearly. English Grammar Demystified will get you there.
By:   Phyllis Dutwin
Imprint:   McGraw Hill
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 188mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   457g
ISBN:   9780071600804
ISBN 10:   0071600809
Series:   Demystified
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 December 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part One: All About the English Sentence Ch 1: The Basic Parts of the English Sentence Ch 2: Agreement: Choosing the Correct Subject and Verb Ch 3: Verbs and Tense: Past, Present, Future, and More Ch 4: The Case for Pronouns Part Two: Using Description, Punctuation, and Capitalization Ch 5: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Phrases Ch 6: Capitalization Ch 7: Punctuation for Clarity Ch 8: Building Sentences with Punctuation Part Three: Correct Sentence Structure Ch 9: Writing Balanced Sentences Ch 10: Building Logical Sentences Ch 11: Deleting Unnecessary Words Part Four: Spelling and Usage Ch 12: Techniques to Improve Spelling Ch 13: Important Spelling Rules Ch 14: Word Usage Ch 15: Commonly Misused Words

Phyllis Dutwin is an adult educator with more than thirty years experience designing reading, writing, and ESL programs as well as in teaching children and adults in classroom and individual settings. The author is an innovator in the development of materials geared specifically to adults' needs in improving reading and language skills.

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