Get some good grammar practice-and start speaking and writing well
Good grammar is important, whether you want to advance your career, boost your GPA, or increase your SAT or ACT score. Practice is the key to improving your grammar skills, and that's what this workbook is all about. Honing speaking and writing skills through continued practice translates into everyday situations, such as writing papers, giving presentations, and communicating effectively in the workplace or classroom.
In English Grammar Workbook For Dummies you'll find hundreds of fun problems to help build your grammar muscles. Just turn to a topic you need help with-from punctuation and pronouns to possessives and parallel structure-and get out your pencil. With just a little practice every day, you'll be speaking correctly, writing confidently, and getting the recognition you deserve at work or at school.
• Hundreds of practice exercises and helpful explanations
• Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocols
• Focused, modular content presented in step-by-step lessons
English Grammar Workbook For Dummies will empower you to structure sentences correctly, make subject and verbs agree, and use tricky punctuation marks such as commas, semicolons, and apostrophes without fear.
This is the sort of book I wish I'd had at school. For whatever reason, in the 80s UK, the school education policy had gone away from grammar towards content of ideas - get the story out and the grammar can be worried about later... much, much later. In fact, many children of my generation were not taught proper grammar and remain ignorant about this subject today. I was one of those kids.
It was hard work and effort on my part to learn correct grammar. I am not perfect, nor do I claim to be; but if one were to compare my written English of just a few years ago to that written today, there are big differences.
English Grammar for Dummies starts at the very basics (as one should) and increases your grammar skills as you work through the book. The book finishes with "Improving your writing style" which although not strictly grammar, does help to make your writing far more readable than would be otherwise. The final word (well, the last two chapters) are ten over-corrections and ten errors to avoid.
The book contains exercises to help reinforce your new-found skills - the answers are in the back - so you can check your progress.
The book, although American (hence American spellings throughout) is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to improve their grammar. I will be giving my copy to my daughter to improve her written English. I am sure that this book will be suitable for a 13 year old.
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