Beginning with an exam overview and ways to get the most out of an AP English class, this book has it all: long- and short-range planning advice, detailed chapters that discuss the four main literary genres, and two full-length practice exams — complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. It helps you perfect the skills you need to get your best possible score. Two bonus appendixes provide a full list of teacher-recommended titles to choose from for the open-ended essay, as well as a quick grammar review to address the fundamentals of superior essay writing. Discover how to:
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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:
Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics
Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place
Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly
Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns
Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences
Part II: Mastering Mechanics
Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense
Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention
Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes
Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks
Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters
Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use
Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns)
Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence
Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations
Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood?
Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons
Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly
Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons
Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons
Part V: Writing with Style
Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance
Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences
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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Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.