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Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get tricky and confusing. Whether you're writing or speaking, it's all too easy to fall prey to simple mistakes that will represent you in a less-than-desirable light—which can potentially cost you a job or put you in an embarrassing social situation. Avoiding complicated grammar rules, Basic English For Dummies sticks to the basics and makes it easy to get up and running on what you need to know to partake in successful everyday communication, no matter your audience or medium.
Inside, you'll find plenty of examples and exercises, guidance on how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and so much more. In no time, you'll leave the 'me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly. Plus, you'll expand your vocabulary, find the right tone and style you want to convey in your communication, and avoid common English language pitfalls.Includes quizzes and self-testsProvides guidance on composing letters, emails, texts, and phone callsExplains in plain English how to improve your English skillsGives you instruction and exercises on putting your skills to practice right away
If English is your first language, but you missed or have forgotten the nuances that were taught in school, Basic English For Dummies is your go-to guide. It is also ideal for those learning English as a second language.
Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to gripswith apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and findthe right tense; and decide when to use slang or formalEnglish.
English is a hard language to get right. It's all too easy to make simple mistakes, whether writing or speaking—which can land you in embarrassing social situations or even cost you a job. Luckily, Basic English Grammar For Dummies UK Edition is here to help you get to grips with English. Without the complexity of formal grammar and through plenty of examples and brief exercises, it gets you up and running on common spelling errors, how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and find the right tone and style for any situation, whether you're talking on the phone or writing a letter, email, or text.
Is it good or well? There, their or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English grammar, but for the rest of us it can become tricky and confusing. Easy to understand and free of jargon, this friendly and accessible guide sticks to the basics and makes it easy to build your English grammar skills. In no time, you'll leave the ‘me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly.Includes quizzes and self-testsProvides guidance on composing letters, emails, and textsUses easy vocabulary to make the content accessible to allServes as a great guidebook to English grammar for overseas learners
If English is your second language or you simply missed or have forgotten the nuances that were taught in school, Basic English Grammar For Dummies UK Edition is the fast and easy way to brush up on your skills and make a good impression.
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, Australian Edition 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 impressionCovers the vital essentials needed for better written communicationServes 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!
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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Editioncovers:
Part I: Laying the Groundwork: GrammarBasics
Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the ProperPlace
Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and VerbsCorrectly
Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown onPronouns
Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing CompleteSentences
Part II: MasteringMechanics
Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense
Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That DemandAttention
Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning:Apostrophes
Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks
Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: CapitalLetters
Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and PronounUse
Chapter 10: The Case of It (And OtherPronouns)
Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence
Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-TenseSituations
Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood?
Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions andComparisons
Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly
Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: FormingComparisons
Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: ImproperComparisons
Part V: Writing with Style
Chapter 18: Keeping YourBalance
Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down YourSentences
Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections
Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost
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Graceless with grammar? Perplexed by punctuation? Have no fear!This second Australian edition of English Grammar ForDummies explains everything from basic sentence structure tothe finer points of grammar. Packed with expert advice, this bookwill help you to communicate more effectively and make the rightimpression every time.Structure sentences correctly — learn everythingfrom making verbs agree to understanding clausesAvoid and fix common mistakes — find out how torevise the things your grammar checker underlinesPunctuate like a professional — explore thecorrect use of commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons anddashesPolish your writing style — discover how goodgrammar and good style go hand in hand
Open the book and find:Ways to accessorise with adjectives and adverbsTips for pairing the correct pronoun with the nounAdvice about how to use numerals in documentsHints for writing emails and slide presentationsExplanations of errors missed by spell checkers
Learn to:Improve your writing and editingUnderstand and apply grammar rulesAvoid common errorsConnect grammar with style