English Grammar for the Utterly Confused

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 18, 2003 - Education - 256 pages
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For students who want to learn the nuts and bolts of English grammar

A generation ago, the United States public school system stopped formal instruction in English grammar and consequently created a legion of students and professionals notoriously weak in writing and language skills.

English Grammar for the Utterly Confusedis a must-have for anyone who gets that “deer-in-the-headlights" look when asked to recognize a misplaced modifier or even find the verb in a sentence.

This user-friendly, witty guide helps everyone-from students taking the GED to professionals writing business plans-learn the structures of English grammar and how to use them easily and proficiently. Demystifying grammar once and for all, this handbook will help all readers acquire the ability to speak and write competently, correctly, and confidently.

Key features include:

  • Exercises throughout to develop facility in writing skills
  • Clear explanations of complex concepts
  • Handy icons
  • More than 200 solved problems and examples
  • Test Yourself section in each chapter

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Contents

Using Pronouns Correctly
19
XII
23
Using Verbs Correctly
31
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About the author (2003)

Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D. , a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, is an associate professor of English at the State University of New York College of Technology at Farmingdale and has taught grammar and usage for more than 25 years.

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