Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference

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  • Copyright: 2011-05-08
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books
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Engaging but not flip, thorough but not overwhelming, Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference is the perfect addition to anyone's desk. This guide provides: Comprehensive grammar instruction--readers won't need any other guide Real-world examples and errors from well-known magazines and newspapers, making the advice even more relevant A user-friendly package with a concealed wire binding, a colored tab system, and sidebars for easy reference Practical, thorough, and accessible, Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference speaks to a hole in the market: good grammar instruction that's reader-friendly, fun to read, easy-to-understand, and correct.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Grammar: An Overview
Nouns and Verbsp. 4
Modifiers and Other Parts of Speechp. 31
Phrasesp. 44
Clausesp. 61
Grammar: Rules, Conventions, and Errors to Avoid
Agreement of Subjects and Verbsp. 82
Other Errors in the Use of Verbsp. 107
Parallelismp. 111
Errors in Modification: Misplaced, Dangling, and Ambiguous Modifiersp. 127
Other Errors in Modificationp. 141
Personal Pronounsp. 148
Agreement of Pronouns and Their Antecedentsp. 159
References of Pronounsp. 168
Faulty Comparisonsp. 178
Faulty Predicationp. 183
Mishandled Elliptical Constructionsp. 187
Two Special Problems With Thatp. 191
Punctuation: Rules, Conventions, and Errors to Avoid
Terminal Punctuation Marksp. 196
The Commap. 200
The Semicolon and the Colonp. 235
Parentheses and Dashesp. 242
The Apostrophep. 248
Quotation Marks and Italicsp. 257
Specialized Punctuation Marksp. 265
The Hyphenp. 270
Punctuating Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentencesp. 293
Mechanics and Usage
Capitalizationp. 303
The Presentation of Numbersp. 312
Abbreviationsp. 316
Glossary of Commonly Misused Wordsp. 318
Appendix: Subject Guidep. 332
Indexp. 338
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