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Grammar and style / by Mark Peters, Phd.

Peters, Mark, 1972- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781615644513 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1615644512 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781615644506 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1615644504 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 332 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Alpha, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. [2014].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Available through EBSCO
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-319) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction to grammar and style. Rules and conventions ; Beyond the rules: writing with style -- Grammar basics. Brushing up on parts of speech ; Recognizing the parts of a sentence -- Using the parts of speech to build sentences. Using nouns and pronouns as subjects ; Taking action with verbs ; Describing words: adjectives and adverbs ; Wrapping up action with complements ; Using phrases ; Adding clauses -- Writing with style. The seven Cs of good writing ; Choosing the right words: diction ; Maintaining parallel structure ; Varying sentence structure ; Avoiding and fixing common errors ; Avoiding sexism, bias, and other no-no's -- Fine-tuning the mechanics. Basic punctuation ; Quotation marks and apostrophes ; Hyphens, dashes, parentheses, and brackets ; Spelling rules, tips, and tricks ; Capitalization, abbreviations, and numbers.
Summary, etc.:
Grammar can be an intimidating subject. This guide helps you learn-- or relearn-- the essentials, and makes learning and using proper grammar simple.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: English language > Grammar > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language > Rhetoric > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language > Usage > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Genre: Electronic books.

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