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No Fear English Grammar (SparkNotes No Fear Skills)
SparkNotes Editors
1411401352
July 2004
Paperback
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Basic Grammar in Use Workbook (Grammar in Use)

0521797179


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Book Description
The second edition contains new units, more exercises, and a free Audio CD with recordings of example sentences so students can hear the grammar structures they are learning. The Basic Grammar in Use Workbook provides students with further opportunities to practice difficult grammar points. It also helps to consolidate their understanding of related grammar topics, such as the different ways of expressing the future. This Workbook offers a wide range of activity types that include opportunities to work with grammatical structures in meaningful contexts. It also includes review sections for each group of units in the Student's Book. These groups, such as the Present and Past, Modals, and Articles, are listed in the table of contents of each Student's Book. A workbook with an answer key included is also...


A Pocket Style Manual
Diana Hacker
0312406843
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Joyful Learning: Great Grammar Skill Builders: Grades 4-5 (Grades 4-5)

0439408067


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Book Description
Reinforce grammar basics with the ready-to-go worksheets in this book. Each page features an engaging activitiy that targets a specific grammar skill. Kids complete a crossword puzzle to review past-tense verbs, identify nouns during a treasure hunt.

About the Author
Linda Ward Beech is a New York City-based writer who is the author of more than 10 Scholastic Professional Books.


Webster's New World Pocket Style Guide
John A. Haslem, Jr.
0028621573
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The Webster's New World Pocket Style Guide is the portable key to effective writing. Its handy size and durable vinyl cover allow it to travel equally well in a backpack or briefcase. Complete and concise rules of grammar, punctuation and usage are written for easy understanding and are clearly illustrated with hundreds of examples. Ideal for students and communications professionals on the go, the Pocket Style Guide is the perfect complement to the Pocket Dictionary and Pocket Thesaurus.

From the Back Cover
Concise and definitive rules for grammar and punctuation

Clear advice on writing style and word usage

The key to effective writingCovers grammar, punctuation, capitalization, numbers, compound words, abbreviations, and correct word usage Easy...



The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting
William A. Sabin
0072936533
July 2004
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
The Gregg Reference Manual, 10/e, by Sabin is intended for anyone who writes, edits, or prepares material for distribution or publication. For nearly fifty years, this manual has been recognized as the best style manual for business professionals and for students who want to master the on-the-job standards of business professionals. GRM provides answers that can't be found in comparable manuals. That probably explains why GRM has received so many unsolicited 5-star reviews on the Amazon Web site. Those 5-star reviews offer a clear indication of the reputation GRM enjoys in the marketplace.

About the Author

William A. Sabin (Bristol, ME) is a retired publisher of business books for The McGraw- Hill Companies and the coauthor of College English.



Restructuring and Functional Heads : The Cartography of Syntactic Structures Volume 4 (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

0195179544


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Book Description
This volume collects the recent published articles of Guglielmo Cinque of the University of Venice, one of the world's top linguists. The book is divided into two sections, the first on restructuring, a central topic in Romance syntax and with connections to other language groups as well. The
second part focuses on the consequences of treating clausal functional heads as members of a universal hierarchy in the domain of morphpsyntax, offering a new perspective on many intricate problems arising in a variety of natural languages.


The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication
McGraw-Hill
0658000748
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Description

A good grasp of grammar enables the foreign-language learner to build skill and confidence in communication. Here's the "ultimate," painless way for intermediate and advanced learners to brush up on the rules. Each grammatical concept is explained and then illustrated with lively sentence examples; extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation. Also included are "culture notes," authentic documents, vocabulary boxes, and verb charts, as well as a full answer key and index.

Language Notes
Text: English, French

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Lynne Truss
1592400876
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Who would have thought a book about punctuation could cause such a sensation? Certainly not its modest if indignant author, who began her surprise hit motivated by "horror" and "despair" at the current state of British usage: ungrammatical signs ("BOB,S PETS"), headlines ("DEAD SONS PHOTOS MAY BE RELEASED") and band names ("Hear'Say") drove journalist and novelist Truss absolutely batty. But this spirited and wittily instructional little volume, which was a U.K. #1 bestseller, is not a grammar book, Truss insists; like a self-help volume, it "gives you permission to love punctuation." Her approach falls between the descriptive and prescriptive schools of grammar study, but is closer, perhaps, to the latter. (A self-professed "stickler," Truss recommends that anyone putting an apostrophe in a possessive "its"-as...


Grammar in Use Intermediate with Answers
Raymond Murphy
052162598X
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Grammar in Use Intermediate is a highly successful grammar text known for its clear explanations and innovative format. Each unit in the Student's Book is a two-page spread that teaches a specific grammar point on the left-hand page, and provides practice exercises on the right. A unique combination of reference grammar and practice book, this book can be used as a classroom text or for self-study. The new edition includes an Audio CD and nine units of new material. Two entirely new sections have also been added: Additional Exercises, which give students the opportunity to consolidate what they have learned; and the Study Guide, which helps students figure out which units they need to study. An answer key is now included in the back of the book. An edition without answers is also available. Grammar in Use...


The Elements of Grammar: The Essential Guide to Refining and Improving Grammar
Margaret Shertzer
0760726019
May 2001
Paperback
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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
William Strunk Jr., et al
020530902X
January 15, 2000
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957. Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Basic English Grammar: Second Edition
Betty Schrampfer Azar
0133683176
January 1996
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Now in an all-new second edition, this worktext presents basic structures and vocabulary in a step-by-step building process, along with lots of opportunity for practice through varied exercises. Covers all basic English grammar structures and concepts through clear, concise charts and examples. For beginning-level ESL learners.

From the Back Cover
Now in an all-new second edition, this worktext presents basic structures and vocabulary in a step-by-step building process, along with lots of opportunity for practice through varied exercises. Covers all basic English grammar structures and concepts through clear, concise charts and examples. For beginning-level ESL learners.


Painless Grammar
Rebecca S. Elliott
0812097815
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Most students and many teachers think of grammar books as being, at best, necessary evils--but here's a book that breaks free from the pattern and takes the boredom out of grammar. Written primarily for children on the middle-school level, this book mixes parts of speech and proper punctuation with healthy portions of humor, down-to-earth examples, and fun illustrations that will appeal to adolescents. While kids are learning painlessly about how to make verbs agree with their subjects and pronouns with their antecedents, they look at some of the wackier words in the English language and see how they are often misused. A final chapter gives basic instructions for editing, which the author calls a fancy word for cleaning up messy writing.


How to Prepare for the AP English Literature and Composition
George Ehrenhaft
0764127802
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This brand-new edition has been thoroughly revamped to prepare students for both the objective and essay sections of the AP English Literature and Composition Exam. Sepa-rate chapters on what students need to know about poetry, fiction, and drama will help them achieve high test scores. Chapters include analyses of selected novels, plays, and dozens of poems often studied in AP classes. This guide also offers four complete prac-tice tests modeled on actual AP exams. Answers to all multiple-choice questions are fully explained. An analysis of each essay question comes with suggestions for writing a thoughtful response.

From the Back Cover
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Choose Barron’s Method for Advanced Placement Exam Success

Read and understand the overview of this AP...


The Elements of Style Illustrated
William Strunk Jr., et al
1594200696
October 20, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Every English-language writer knows Strunk and White's famous little writing manual, The Elements of Style. Many people between the ages of seventeen and seventy can recite the book's mantra--make every word tell--and still refer to their tattered grade school copy when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Considering that millions of copies have been sold to millions of devotees, you might not think to ask what could enhance this (almost) perfect classic. In fact, the addition of illustrations allows readers to experience the book's contents in a completely new way, making the whole learning experience more colorful and clear, as well as adding a whimsical element that compliments the subtly humorous tone of the prose. The Elements of Style...


Grammar and Punctuation (FlashCharts Series)
FlashKids Editors
1411401603
January 2004
Paperback
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Woe Is I (Expanded Edition)
Patricia T. O'Conner
1594480060
June 2004
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Book Review
Written by Patricia T. O'Conner, an editor at the New York Times Book Review, Woe Is I gives lighthearted, witty instruction on the subject most of us dreaded in school--grammar. Discussion is brief and concise, and much more engaging than the grammar books you may remember. With chapter titles such as "Woe is I: Therapy for Pronoun Anxiety," "Your Truly: The Possessive and the Possessed," "Verbal Abuse: Words on the Endangered List," "Comma Sutra; The Joy of Punctuation," and "Death Sentence: Do Cliches Deserve to Die?," O'Conner proves that even grammar can make for entertaining reading. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
The second edition of O'Connor's delightful guide...


Spanish Grammar for Independent Learners
Arie Vicente, Avigail Azoulay
1888762144
September 15, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
A complete reference grammar book of Spanish. Explanations are provided in English, examples translated, for easy understanding. The grammar is completely cross-referenced for quick access to further information if needed. Summary charts give an overview of each topic and enable readers to check information at a glance. Complete conjugation tables give immediate access to verb forms. The appendix contains a list of more that one thousand verbs with their complement structure. Another special feature of the book is the self-correction strategies which help users diagnose and correct their own errors, as they learn the language and use it to communicate their thoughts orally and in writing.

About the Author
Avigail Azoulay has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Paris...


Japanese Grammar
Nobuo Akiyama
0764120611
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A concise summary of Japanese grammar is presented for beginning students of the language. Topics include parts of speech, sentence structure, idioms, and pronunciation advice. All Japanese words are presented phonetically. Important points of grammar or vocabulary, as well as subject heads, are printed in a second color as a quick-reference aid for students. New to this edition is a Japanese-English vocabulary list.

Back Cover Copy
A methodical presentation of the elements of Japanese grammar, and usage make this book ideal for both those beginning their language study and those reviewing the Japanese they?ve already learned. Pronunciation, word order, sentence structure, and parts of speech are reviewed; idiomatic phrases, numbers, days, months, lists of synonyms and...


Spanish Grammar (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636391
September 2002
Paperback
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English Grammar for Dummies
Geraldine Woods
0764553224
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A few years ago, a magazine sponsored a contest for the comment most likely to end a conversation. The winning entry? "I teach English grammar." Just throw that line out at a party; everyone around you will clam up or start saying "whom."

Why does grammar make everyone so nervous? Probably because English teachers, for decades – no, for centuries – have been making a big deal out of grammar in classrooms, diagramming sentences and drilling the parts of speech, clauses, and verbals into students until they beg for mercy. Happily, you don't have to learn all those technical terms of English grammar – and you certainly don't have to diagram sentences – in order to speak and write correct English.

So rest assured – English Grammar For Dummies...



The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: The Mysteries of Grammar and Punctuation Revealed
Jane Straus
0966722175
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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Kate Russell - BBC World/Click Online
Clearly presented...great for remembering the rules--such as where to place the apostrophe when dealing with possessive nouns.

Internet Cool Guide
One of the best references...its explanations are straightforward and perfectly logical--it solved our who/whom usage questions forever.

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English Grammar (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586636456
September 2002
Paperback
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The Gregg Reference Manual (Spiral W/Flap)
William A. Sabin
0072936037
Apr 2003
Paperback
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501 Spanish Verbs: Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses in A New Easy-To-Learn Format Alphabetically Arranged
Christopher, Ph.D Kendris, Theodore N., Ph.D Kendris
0764124285
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
With more than 1 million copies in print, the new, updated edition of this all-time best selling language book of Spanish verbs is now printed in two colors for increased ease of reference. The most important and most commonly used Spanish verbs are presented alphabetically in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. This thorough guide to the use of verbs features many additional references and tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional Spanish verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and tests with answers explained at the back of the book.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish


The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
Karen Elizabeth Gordon
0679418601
August 1993
Hardcover
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Book Review
Karen Elizabeth Gordon is no ordinary grammarian, and her works (including The New Well-Tempered Sentence, Torn Wings and Faux Pas, and The Disheveled Dictionary)--are no ordinary books of grammar. A special edition of the 1984 classic, The Deluxe Transitive Vampire is populated by a wickedly decadent cast of gargoyles, mastodons, murderous debutantes, and, yes, vampires (both transitive and otherwise), who cavort and consort in order to illustrate basic principles of grammar. The sentences are intoxicating--"How he loved to dangle his participles, brush his forelock off his forehead with his foreleg, and gaze into the aqueous depths"--but the rules and their explanations are as sound as any you might find in Strunk and White. Outlining the building blocks of the English language, from parts of speech to...


The Sanskrit Language: An Introductory Grammar and Reade (2 Vol set)
WALTER MAURER
0700713824
November 2, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for Sanskrit.
Important features of the work are the use of connected passages for exercise which are intrinsically more interesting and challenging than the unrelated sentences found in other grammars; the great deal of attention given to the explanation of the Devanagari system; and the extensive appendices and glossaries in a separate volume.


Gramatica Ingles
Francoise Larroche
9702207533
Sept 2004
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
As part of the new Larousse Fácil series, designed to help Spanish-speakers quickly and easily learn English, this handy reference features all of the fundamentals of English grammar in one easy-to-use volume. This step-by-step grammar guide takes users through all the key grammatical elements of English, from parts of speech to verb tenses to sentence construction. The book also features helpful verb conjugation charts and includes exercises at the end of each section to reinforce what has been learned and to help users evaluate their progress.


Hodges' Harbrace Handbook (with InfoTrac) (Hodges Harbrace Handbook)
Cheryl Glenn, et al
083840345X
June 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bringing new insight to the comprehensive HODGES' HARBRACE HANDBOOK, Fifteenth Edition, rhetorician Cheryl Glenn and linguist Loretta Gray add their expertise to this market-leading handbook.

About the Author
Cheryl Glenn, professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, is widely known for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. Besides co-authoring the Harbrace Handbook, she is author of the prize-winning Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance; as well as several other titles. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award,...


Eats, Shoots & Leaves : The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynne Truss
1592402038
April 11, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Who would have thought a book about punctuation could cause such a sensation? Certainly not its modest if indignant author, who began her surprise hit motivated by "horror" and "despair" at the current state of British usage: ungrammatical signs ("BOB,S PETS"), headlines ("DEAD SONS PHOTOS MAY BE RELEASED") and band names ("Hear'Say") drove journalist and novelist Truss absolutely batty. But this spirited and wittily instructional little volume, which was a U.K. #1 bestseller, is not a grammar book, Truss insists; like a self-help volume, it "gives you permission to love punctuation." Her approach falls between the descriptive and prescriptive schools of grammar study, but is closer, perhaps, to the latter. (A self-professed "stickler," Truss recommends that anyone putting an apostrophe in a possessive "its"-as...


Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses
Dorothy M. Devney
0844273341
January 11, 1996
Paperback
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Book Description

This convenient worktext gives students a unique approach to learning, remembering, and reviewing how to use Spanish verbs correctly. The book provides a systematic presentation and review of Spanish verb forms and explains when and why a certain verb tense should be used. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses includes an impressive number of exercises and open-ended questions, numerous conjugation charts, a list of verbs and their prepositions, and Spanish-English and English-Spanish vocabulary lists.


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