The Handy English Grammar Answer Book

Editor/Author Hult, Christine A.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57859-520-4
Category: Language & Literature - Composition (Language arts)
Image Count: 115
Book Status: Available
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The Handy English Grammar Answer Book offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, punctuation advice, insights on writing, and writing examples for everyone and every occasion. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction and explanation of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage.

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Table of Contents

  • PHOTO CREDITS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE ROOTS OF MODERN ENGLISH
  • THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE CHANGE
  • IMPORTANT GRAMMATICAL CONCEPTS AND TERMS
  • SENTENCE STRUCTURE
  • Parts of Speech
  • Ways in Which Sentences Are Structured
  • The Many Different Tenses of English Verbs
  • SPELLING CORRECTLY
  • General Information about Spelling
  • General Spelling Rules and Patterns
  • Spelling Noun Plurals Correctly
  • USING PUNCTUATION CORRECTLY
  • Using End Punctuation Correctly
  • Using Commas Correctly
  • Using Semicolons and Colons Correctly
  • using Apostrophes and Quotation Marks Correctly
  • Other Punctuation: Parentheses, Hyphens, Dashes, Brackets, Slashes, Bullet Points
  • USING MECHANICS CORRECTLY
  • Using Capital Letters Correctly
  • Using Italics and Underlining Correctly
  • Using Abbreviations Correctly
  • Using Numbers Correctly
  • Using Ellipses Correctly
  • WRITING EFFECTIVE AND CORRECT SENTENCES
  • Making Your Sentences Readable
  • Some Common Sentence Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Some Common Sentence Problems with Prepositions
  • Some Common Sentence Problems with Pronouns
  • Some Common Sentence Problems with Verbs
  • USING WORDS EFFECTIVELY AND CORRECTLY
  • Using a Dictionary and a Thesaurus
  • Denotation and Connotation
  • Levels of Formality
  • Language and Identity
  • ACADEMIC WRITING
  • Writing in Different Disciplines
  • Academic Research
  • The Term or Research Paper
  • Documentation
  • Essays and Essay Exams
  • WRITING IN SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
  • WRITING IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • WRITING IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
  • BUSINESS WRITING
  • Invitations and Announcements
  • LEARNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
  • ESL Problems with Verbs
  • ESL Problems with Nouns
  • ESL Problems with Articles
  • ESL Problems with Word Order
  • ESL Students and Vocabulary Problems
  • ENGLISH IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE
  • Electronic Communication
  • APPENDIX
  • FURTHER READING and USEFUL WEB SITES
  • APPENDIX A: IRREGULAR VERB CHART
  • APPENDIX B: IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS
  • APPENDIX C: HOMOPHONES
  • APPENDIX D: ENGLISH PREPOSITIONS
  • APPENDIX E: MISUSED HOMOPHONES
  • APPENDIX F: FREQUENTLY MISSPELLED WORDS
  • APPENDIX G: WORDY PHRASES
  • APPENDIX H: FREQUENTLY CONFUSED WORD PAIRS
  • APPENDIX I: FAMOUS QUOTATIONS ON WRITING AND GRAMMAR
  • APPENDIX J: MODEL PAPERS
  • APPENDIX K: MODEL BIBLIOGRAPHY STYLES
  • APPENDIX L: TWENTY COMMON GRAMMAR GREMLINS AND HOW TO FIX THEM